When it comes to eating out in Halifax you’re certainly not lacking in choice, but when there are so many great restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start.
Food and drink is not just about big helpings and traditional English favourites. Of course they’re on the menu, but you’ll also find exciting specialities from all over the world. In fact, when it comes to eating and drinking, you’re totally spoilt for choice.
From Korean and Thai street food to Greek and Italian restaurants, there’s a world of great eating crammed into Halifax. Wonderful delis and coffee shops are dotted around town, or you can head to the nearby hills for quaint country pubs serving amazing local produce with the most fabulous views.
As we write this, April potentially, is earmarked for the return of outdoor dining for those that have the space. So, there’s still some weeks to go where you can show your love to the dining options that are being provided to pick up and eat at home.
Lots of the venues in the town 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 Halifax’s bottom line.
Here are our picks
Pride & Provenance, Piece Mill, 25 to 27 Horton St, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QE - Visit now
This hidden gem can be found tucked away in Horton Street’s Piece Mill and is an artisan lover’s delight.
Think cheese, charcuterie, local hand cooked crisps, chocolate, craft beers and a fabulous selection of wines and that’s your weekend all sorted.
You can order a brilliant selection of luxury goodies to devour at home, all packaged up and ready for collection from the door on Friday or Saturday between 11-2.
If you’re after to something to last the weekend then food and wine packages will keep you going into the following week. Wine, meats, a selection of three cheeses, crackers, homemade sourdough, olives, crisps and chutneys.
This will fill you with joy while dining in is still not an option. Beware though once Pride & Provenance opens again you’ll pop in for a coffee and a toastie and come away with a larder full of goodies for later.
True North, Bowling Mill Courtyard, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, HX3 5AX - Visit now
True North is the perfect neighbourhood style family restaurant. Relaxed and stylish. The sort of place you can rely upon for a warm northern welcome and consistently good food.
For at home dining, it has created an amazing collection of dishes under the watchful eye of its head chef.
Punjabi Lamb Curry, Pulled Beef Lasagne, Carvery at Home boxes including everything that you need for a Sunday Roast, Wild Trout with English Asparagus and dessert delights including hot crumbles with seasonal fruits and white chocolate & ginger cheesecake.
For a special occasion why not try one of the True North signature Cocktails – Espresso Martini anyone?
Place your order midweek for a weekend feast. Even the packaging is super stylish. What else could we wish for at the moment?
Lightcliffe Tea Rooms, 101 Wakefield Road, Halifax, HX3 8SH - Visit now
This lovely tearoom is taking orders for delivery slots of afternoon teas packed with generously filled sandwiches and homemade scones, cakes and mini desserts.
The range of home treats can be pre-booked then collected or delivered, within a 2-mile radius, with afternoon teas starting at just £15 per person.
Wellington’s Caribbean Bistro, Brow Bridge Cafe, 14 Rochdale Road, Greetland,, Halifax,, HX4 8AL - Visit now
If you fancy a taste of the Caribbean at home then get your order in early by calling or messaging through the website.
Food at home is available on a Friday and a Saturday evening from 5.30pm – 8pm. You can collect at the Brow Bridge Café or if you’re within 5 miles of the café have it delivered to your door for a small charge.
In addition to the main menu children’s meals are now also available.
Pollino, WARLEY ROAD,, HALIFAX,, HX1 3SU - Visit now
If you’re in the mood for some simple and honest Italian cooking to be enjoyed at home then look no further than Pollino.
Using the freshest ingredients, it boats classic recipes to new-age kitchen adventure with each and every dish delivered reflecting the team’s passion for the highest quality food.
It has a dedicated takeaway menu which can be ordered online and features antipasti favourtes, pizzas, pasta and risottos. If you fancy a meat or a fish dish then dive right in and sample seabass fillets or a choice steak from the grill.