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Our Top 5 Restaurants in Leeds within walking distance of Trafalgar Street

Here at Trafalgar Street Car Park, we’re big fans of the restaurants in Leeds – there’s something for all tastes and budgets and there are plenty of places within easy walking distance of our car parking facilities.  Now that the long month of January has been and gone, and the belts that were tightened after the cost of Christmas have been loosened off, it’s probably about time for a little treat!

So if you’re heading out with family or friends for an evening of great food and company, we’ve compiled a  list of our top 5 restaurants in Leeds that you can easily get to from our location – making life even easier for your designated driver!


Hansa’s, 72-74 North Street Leeds

A firm favourite with vegetarians, you’ll not find a single meaty dish on the menu here – but don’t let that put you off the amazing Gujarati cuisine they serve. The restaurant has won many awards in its time and has also received glowing reviews from some of the biggest UK food critics, plus every dish is prepared from scratch, so it’s fresh and fantastically full of flavour.

Walking time from Trafalgar Street car park: approx 1 minute!


Kendell’s Bistro, 3 St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH

This beautiful restaurant is perfectly situated for a dazzling dinner before an evening at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, but is also a really romantic spot for a cosy tea for two. With a long list of impressive accolades, you’ll be blown away by the charm of the interior, plus the novel way of reading the blackboard menu – with opera glasses or binoculars! Known for its incredible French fine dining menu and exceptional service, it’s not the cheapest restaurant in Leeds, but it’s arguably the best.

Walking time from Trafalgar Street car park: approx 8 minutes


Aagrah, St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH

Kasmiri cuisine at its best, the family-run Aagrah Group has several restaurants throughout Yorkshire and a reputation earned from over 3 decades of delivering distinguished dishes to their customers. Another great idea for a bite to eat before the theatre, this restaurant has found the perfect balance between great quality and great value. They even have their own outside catering facility and a range of products in the supermarket, based on some of their customers’ favourite dishes.

Walking time from Trafalgar Street car park: approx 8 minutes


Safran, 81 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ

This is a real hidden gem in the city centre and deserves high praise for its Persian food and extensive menu. It’s on the cheaper end of the price scale but that doesn’t mean you’ll be compromising on quality – in fact, you’d be hard pressed to find another restaurant that serves up such big plates for food for the price! Our top tip is to choose a selection of dishes to share and remember that they are super-sized! It doesn’t offer the most luxurious of surroundings, but it’s quiet, cosy and comfortable.

Walking time from Trafalgar Street car park: approx 9 minutes


The Cattle Grid, Waterloo House, Assembly Street, Leeds, LS2 7DE

If you’re a fan of a tasty steak or burger, then the Cattle Grid is the place to go! Great atmosphere, good prices and special offers including their Monday ‘All you can eat ribs’ adventure (check for availability) mean it’s well worth a visit. Their Sunday roasts are among the best in Leeds, but booking is generally required if you want to be sure of a table.

Walking time from Trafalgar Street car park: approx 10 minutes