The 6 Best Restaurants in Leeds for a Successful Business Dinner

The 6 Best Restaurants in Leeds for a Successful Business Dinner

The 6 Best Restaurants in Leeds for a Successful Business Dinner
1st July 2021

Set in the north of England on the eastern side of the scenic Pennines, Leeds is the largest city in West Yorkshire. Growing from rugged industrial roots to become a gem in the north, it is now one of the largest financial and legal cities in the UK, outside of London. 

Leeds city centre has seen much redevelopment and investment over the years which has aided in creating a thriving gastro scene. There is a seemingly endless range of restaurants in Leeds with something for every appetite from street food stalls at Kirkgate Market to Michelin acclaimed restaurants.

Whether you are looking to wine and dine a client, or boost team moral with an office lunch, we have hand-picked the 6 best restaurants in Leeds for a successful business dinner.



Tattu in Leeds city centre offers a contemporary Chinese dining experience in beautiful surroundings. Fusing traditional Asian flavours with impeccable presentation, it makes a great choice of restaurant in Leeds for a business dinner. 

Diners can choose from the decadent tasting menu or a variety of tempting a la carte options, all served in an ambient setting with oriental décor and a tranquil atmosphere. Tattu can cater for a range of party sizes and private dining options are available for larger groups.

Tattu Restaurant and Bar
29 East Parade, Minerva House
Leeds, LS1 5PS

Tel: 0113 245 1080

Opening Times:
Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - Late
Thursday - Sunday: 12pm - Late

The Good Luck Club

American Grill

The Good Luck Club is an NYC inspired bar and grill conveniently located in Leeds new business district Wellington Place. 

Using local produce this popular restaurant in Leeds has a tempting and varied menu. Its talented chefs offer a great choice of grilled meats cooked in their charcoal oven as well as delicious burgers, loaded fries and fresh salads. We thoroughly recommend the grilled kebab skewers!  With comfortable seats and large tables available in a light, airy setting, it makes the perfect destination for a casual business lunch in Leeds. 

The Good Luck Club

6 Wellington Place, Leeds. LS1 4AP

Tel: 0113 245 0711 

Food served:

Monday & Tuesday: 11- 2.30

Wednesday - Friday:  11 - 8

Saturday: 11-6



Tharavadu is an independent restaurant in Leeds that specialises in southern Indian food from the coastal region of Kerala. Fish, spices, coconut and rice are often key ingredients of Kerala dishes.  Tharavadu has an extensive menu offering a range of meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes too.

Tharavadu has been named as one of the best Indian restaurants in Leeds and features in the Michelin guide. This popular Leeds restaurant combines a trio of great service, relaxing atmosphere and impressive food making it the ideal venue for a business lunch in Leeds.

7-8, Mill Hill Leeds , LS 15DQ,

Tel: 0113 244 0500

Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday : 12 - 2 PM (1:30 PM Last Order)
5 PM - 10 PM (9:30 PM Last Order)
Sunday - Closed

Sous Le Nez 


Sous Le Nez is a French style bistro and one of the longest established restaurants in Leeds. Opening in 1991 by Robert Chamerlain and executive chef Andrew Carter, it has gone from strength to strength over the years to become one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Leeds. 

Combing great service, attention to detail and an extensive wine list, this bistro makes a great choice for a business dinner in Leeds. Located on Quebec Street in central Leeds it is only a short stroll from the train station and some of our serviced apartments in Leeds.

Sous Le Nez
The Basement
Quebec House, Quebec Street
Leeds LS1 2HA
Tel: (0113) 244 0108 

Tables Available to Book From:
Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon – 2.30pm / 5.30pm – 9.45pm
Saturday : 12 noon – 2.30pm / 5.30pm – 9.45pm 

Shears Yard


Shears Yard is an independent restaurant and cocktail bar in central Leeds. Set in a unique building which was once a rope and canvas manufacturer, it has retained some of the industrial features.  Exposed red brick walls, wooden furnishings and low hanging filament lights create a paired back yet ambient atmosphere.  

Shears Yard specialises in modern European food and has an ever evolving menu inspired by local produce and seasonality. The tasting menu is highly rated and the Sunday dinner is said to be one of the best in Leeds.

Shears Yard

11-15 Wharf Street, The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EH.

Tel: 0113 2444 144

Opening times:

Thursday – Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Bottomless Brunch / Brunch & Dinner
Sunday: Lunch

Bar open late Friday & Saturday

The Man Behind The Curtain

European - British -  Fine dining

If you are looking for somewhere really special to impress that important client look no further than ‘The Man Behind The Curtain’. One of the only restaurants in Leeds to be awarded a Michelin star, this elite venue offers a truly unconventional dining experience. 

From the minute you take your seat in the subterranean basement setting you realise this is something special. Chef-patron Michael O’Hare is renowned for doing things his own way and the original and artistically presented menu is no exception - often combining unusual flavours such as cardamom and lemongrass soup with chilli sorbet or chocolate pudding with pork rinds. People travel far and wide to dine here so booking in advance is a must. 

The Man Behind The Curtain
68-78 Vicar Ln
Leeds, LS1 7JH

Tel: +44 113 243 2376

Opening times:
Sunday: 12:00 – 14:00
Monday: Closed
Tuesday:19:00 – 21:00
Wednesday:19:00 – 21:00
Thursday:12:00 – 14:00 / 19:00 – 21:00
Friday: 12:00 – 14:00 / 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday:12:00 – 14:00 /19:00 – 21:00

In addition to the mouth-wateringly tempting food scene, Leeds has a great range of conference venues perfect for your next business meeting or event. Discover the 6 best conference venues in Leeds here. You may also be interested in reading 11 fascinating facts about Leeds here.

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