Food and drink delivery services in Leeds prove to be the current option for hungry food-lovers until the 12th of April when we can dine outside, then back to something approaching normality on the 21st of June.
Plenty of Leeds’ finest restaurants have kept their kitchens open, if not their doors
The upshot is that plenty of Leeds’ finest restaurants have kept their kitchens open, if not their doors. Sometimes you can take a trip out and collect your food if it can be done safely, but practically all the restaurants and alcoholic beverage providers listed below offer delivery in some form or other, whether it be their own team personally delivering their wares or a partnership with one of the major delivery companies (always opt for the personal touch when possible, we don’t need corporate middle-men taking money from our local venues pockets).
As enjoyable as this is, this is only for the time being and soon we’ll be able to safely head out and visit these and other restaurants in person. Until then, these dine-at-home deals are a perfect way to bridge the gap before normality returns. and here are some of the best options for food and drink delivery in Leeds.
These options include everything from fantastic Italian food to critically-acclaimed Indian cuisine
Here are some of the best food and drink outlets in Leeds that are now giving the option of food delivery right to your door. These options include everything from fantastic Italian food to critically-acclaimed Indian cuisine, plus the best sandwiches this side of… the historic town of Sandwich. If you’re craving something Yorkshire-based and utterly delicious, these restaurants will do the job, and more.
Here are our picks
Dapur Malaysia, Unit 1, 5 Stainbeck Ln, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PJ - Visit now
One of our favourite finds during lockdown, this wonderful Malaysian restaurant are selling their unique, authentic food up and down the country. Browse through the extensive menu on their website and place an order for the ones that tickle your fancy. This isn’t standard takeaway fare by any means, this is much more complex and interesting than your typical high street fast food vendor.
Power, Corruption and Lies, 36 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT - Visit now
Power, Corruption & Lies (the best New Order album, Manchester-music fans) is closed for in-person visits for the time being, of course, but you can still enjoy their excellent food and drinks. Available through private messages on social media, you can order one of their monthly Dim Sum Disco boxes, usually on Saturdays toward the end of the month, and now they’re offering cocktails as well. But be quick, these delivery slots are limited and sell out quicksmart, just like Hooky’s four-string plucking skills.
Tharavadu Restaurant, 7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ - Visit now
Tharavadu has teamed up with Deliveroo so you can try their much-loved Indian cuisine at home. Praised by a raft of food guides, including Michelin, Hardens and the Good Food Guide, if you haven’t tried their dishes before, now’s your chance. Guaranteed you’ll be booking a table for the reopening after your first mouthful.
LIVIN’Italy Dough House, Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, LS1 2HD - Visit now
Livin’Italy is a fine destination for Italian food in Leeds. It serves up classic Italian cuisine to the city’s hungry masses through recently-launched takeaway (and collection) service. The menu is full of fresh Mediterranean food and can be ordered through their partnership with Deliveroo. Simply make your choices and wait for the aromas of Italy to arrive at your door.
Gaucho Leeds, 21-22 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JF - Visit now
The home of great steak in Leeds, Gaucho has provided many long, decadent night outs consisting of good wine and even better steaks. And now you can enjoy this at home, thanks to their Gaucho At Home boxes, which arrive at your door step and merely require a short amount of finishing off. Choose from Gaucho pies, various Sunday roasts and some luxurious special occasion boxes. These are available throughout the country but must be ordered by 5pm for delivery the next day.
The Man Behind The Curtain, 68-78 Vicar Ln, Leeds, LS1 7JH - Visit now
One of our favourite restaurants in Leeds, The Man Behind The Curtain is one of the UK’s most highly-regarded fine dining restaurants. There’s no chance of getting these intricate meals delivered to your home, or even kit meals, but what you can try out is their bespoke gin. Created in collaboration with Slingsby Gin, this can be ordered through their online store in 700ml bottles, which should be good for a few sessions for the discerning gin-drinker. How was it made? Exmoor Caviar and plankton were distilled and added to the unique botanical blend of Slingsby London Dry Gin. Expect a thick, luxurious mouthfeel and a unique savoury finish.
Olive & Rye, Queens Arcade, 18-20 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LF - Visit now
Olive and Rye in Queen’s Arcade is a standout food and drink destination for people looking for the ultimate sandwich. Happily, during the current lockdown, they’re offering a delivery service with multiple sandwich options, taking in a full range of meats, cheeses and chutneys.
Sarto Leeds, Munro House, Duke St, Leeds, LS9 8AG - Visit now
Keep an eye on Sarto’s social media account as they’ve been known to create special occasion gift sets to be delivered to your door, such as Mother’s Day and five-course Valentine’s Day gift sets. Be quick off the mark as these regularly sell out – all testament to Sarto’s reputation as one of Leeds’ best Italian restaurants.