Breakfast may well be the most important meal of the day, but why not combine two meals in one with a hearty brunch? If you like a lie-in on the weekend, then you can’t beat a good brunch with your friends or family and Leeds is one of the best places in the UK to grab a tasty meal. From pancake stacks to bao buns, no matter what you fancy, there’s something for everyone in Leeds!
But, narrowing down the search can be all that more difficult if you’re suffering from a serious case of the hanger, so here are 5 of the best brunch spots in Leeds.
The Grub And Grog Shop
The Grub and Grog Shop is one of the best spots in Leeds if you want to grab a chilled out brunch with friends. With an eclectic menu, this veggie and vegan-friendly restaurant makes everything from scratch and includes organic produce where possible.
With local, fresh food and a chilled out vibe, this is the perfect place to come if you’re suffering from a hangover. Whether you stick with the classics, such as crumpets, bacon sandwiches, and poached eggs on sourdough, or want to try something different, including the vegetable fritters or dukkah on sourdough, it’s sure to be delicious!
Tucked away in Thornton’s Arcade, this little independent deli is one of the most famous brunch destinations in Leeds, so don’t be shocked if you turn up to find a queue! They have a huge menu to choose from and features all the brunch favorites; Eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes and the classic full English.
But, what makes Hepworth’s truly special is the quality of the ingredients they use. They pride themselves on offering homemade dishes with ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers.
An eclectic little restaurant, The Ivy has one of the biggest brunch menus in Leeds. They’ve fully embraced the brunch way of thinking and there are plenty of dishes which fall on each side of the scale. From fresh juices and cooked breakfasts to kippers or oak-smoked salmon, there is something available to suit everyone’s individual tastes. Be sure to try out their signature tea blend, Ivy 1917 breakfast blend.
With a choice of 3 different bars across Leeds city center, Manahatta has brunch on offer until 4 pm every day. Although their menu may seem small, it is perfectly formed.
From a traditional full English to something a little more special, like their “I’ll Have What She’s Having” which is made up of 3 buttermilk pancakes, Nutella, cream and toasted hazelnuts. On the weekends, you can get a bottomless brunch menu between 11 am and 3 pm, where you can enjoy bottomless Aperol Spritz, prosecco, Bloody Marys or Coors for £25.95.
If you’re a vegan, then you’ll know how hard it is to find a truly great vegan brunch or breakfast option. Take a seat in The Greenhouse and you’ll be greeted with a menu full of tasty vegan dishes, made using only the best and freshest produce.
Healthy choices include their fresh hummus, cherry tomatoes and avocado on artisan bread, or opt for their fluffy pancake stack that you can have covered in chocolate sauce and chopped nuts or syrup and fruit.
Now you have 5 perfect choices for your next brunch date in Leeds. With choices in some of the best Leeds restaurants and quirky cafes, you’re not going to be disappointed!
Sahar Rashid is the founder of the BenjaNews and the iPhone-Appstore website. She is a professional blogger and article writer.