Wakefield has a wide range of places to eat serving quick fixes and wholesome feasts in and around the city centre.
In between there is a wealth of stylish coffee shops and cafes to choose from for a speciality coffee pit stop or to while away the hours sat outside watching the world pass by.
There are lots of venues offering take out options and dine at home dishes for collection and delivery so you can still show your love to your local favourites.
Lots of the venues in the area are reliant on takeaway trade now more than ever and so if you can show your support, it will ensure that there’s still a growing and diverse number of places to spend a night out when we are back to normal-ish.
Please remember that if you order through a delivery app they take a proportion of the profit from the restaurant, so it’s always worth calling them direct as so many of the options are offering superbly socially distanced collection facilities and that way you’ll have the knowledge that all your pounds are going into Wakefield’s bottom line.
Put your feet, grab the phone and let us take you on a culinary trip of the area’s best dine at home dishes.
Here are our picks
Qubana, 1-3 Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EL - Visit now
Qubana has an amazing home dining menu with a wide and varied list of fabulous food to feast on at home for the next best thing to the complete restaurant experience. With burgers, fish, salads, tapas and speciality cuts from the grill you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The cuisine fusion from this Wood Street eatery delivers the Latin flair of Cuba with the honest flavours of Spain using locally sourced produce and it doesn’t disappoint.
Dive in with olives, charcuterie board and toasted sourdough bread brushed with garlic oil and tomato salsa before working your way up to the amazing round of starters. Delight in the dense, smoky taste that is Idiazabel cheese from the Basque region of Spain served with the best creole tomato chutney or a seasonal Cuban dish of seasonal vegetables.
Bream, lemon salmon or blackened cod offer a fish lover’s delight with the best cuts of steaks from the grill for meat fans or try a Galician platter of belly pork honey ribs and BBQ Pork served with a side of coleslaw.
With a children’s menu too and cocktails, full drinks menu or mocktails to choose from there’s a reason why Qubana is a firm Wakefield winner.
Create Café, Wakefield One, Burton Street,, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2EB - Visit now
Create is a fabulous place to catch up over coffee with friends for a quick business meeting. The complete menu is also available to take away which is a joy and everything is made from scratch with the freshest of locally sourced ingredients. All of the profits from the café go back into the business to benefit the local community in a number of ways and they are also happy to have suggestions on how they can help.
To help them to help the community you can dine and do some good at the same time. Select from a wide menu featuring sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes with tasty fillings or if you fancy something more filling enjoy a wild mushroom risotto, an orzo pasta salad or a ham hock delight.
Main dishes take their inspiration from around the world include with a hot and spicy chilli or an authentic Panang curry. If you want to vote local then try a Sykes House Farm Dirty Dog topped with chilli, crispy bacon and caramelised onions.
Children are catered for too and for smaller appetites there’s a number of small bite dishes and sides to choose from.
Rustico, 29 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ - Visit now
Rustico has been providing an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Wakefield for over ten years and is now offering a home dining experience so you can sample a taste of Italy in your own home.
It’s at home dining menu is an array of Italian staples including pizza, pasta, risotto and a range of flavoursome chicken dishes including pollo crema, cacciatore or stroganoff.
With salads and sides on offer to you can order to collect or to have delivered from Wednesday to Sunday evenings.
If you’re looking to feed the whole family then there’s a great special which includes a choice of 2 courses for 4 people from starters, mains or desserts for just £50.
Corarima, 10 Cross Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BW - Visit now
This vegetarian restaurant is currently offering a click and collect service every Friday and Saturday evening which can be ordered online.
Abyssinian food is available in abundance on the menu and all the options are gluten and sugar free and prepared for a home feast by Ethopian and Eritrean chefs conjuring up the authentic taste of Abyssinia.
Using traditional spices and herbs starters include spicy brown lentil stew, sambusa and kategna. Main dishes are split in to pulse based options and main vegetable dishes including aubergine stew, fresh okra and finely ground chickpeas seasoned with assorted traditional spices.
Taste Buds at the Station, Unit 1, Monk Street, Wakefield Kirkgate Station, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4EL - Visit now
Serving a signature coffee roasted in Yorkshire with a blend of beans from all the world this Wakefield Kirkgate Station offers the perfect pick me up with accompanying hot and cold dishes for breakfast or lunch.
Advice is to order ahead where possible there’s a whole range of delicious dishes to get you through the day. Choose from freshly made paninis ,traditional breakfast items and a whole host of sweet treats including home baked cakes and biscuits.