As the summer weather heats up why not head outdoors and dine al fresco? Here are a few of North Leeds’ outside dining hotspots.
If you’re a fan of Italian food, Casa Mia is the place to eat at this summer. You can either dine inside, or in the lightly sheltered outside if it is a nice day.
You can order a traditional Italian three-course meal of minestrone soup, a medium pizza and gelato for under £10, much cheaper than other Italian restaurants in Leeds. Their Pizza is also hand-cooked from scratch in the kitchen and served hot and fresh right on to your plate. They also have deals all-year round so you can have quality food for even cheaper.
Why would you spend hundreds of pounds going on holiday to Italy when you can eat al fresco in Chapel Allerton and have the weather and the food at your service?
Ira B’s just off Street Lane offers sumptuous grub and some outside space is available. Why not try the Grab a Grobber, the venue’s famous salt beef sandwich, or opt for the mouth-watering Chicken Schnitzel or Chopped Liver? The foods on offer will be reminiscent of your mother’s or grandma’s cooking!
Serving classic Jewish food right at the heart of North Leeds, you really will miss a treat if you don’t pop by!
Located on Street Lane, Napa is an easily accessible place to eat and enjoy the summer weather. Named after a famous and well renowned wine valley in California, you can buy a glass of wine from the bar inside and watch the world go by.
In terms of food, Napa offers a great range of foods, going from Mediterranean vegetables and goats’ cheese sandwiches, to a delectable halloumi burger, there can be something for everyone.
By day it is a well-run restaurant, but by night it is a fully-functioning bar, perfect for cocktail parties and a great night out.
San Carlo Flying Pizza
A restaurant where the walls inside are covered with pictures of celebrities who have visited various chains around the UK, such as Ant & Dec and Rihanna, the Flying Pizza is a favourite among people who live in the north of Leeds.
With over 30 different varieties of pizza, you will be sure to find something that you are fond of. Also on offer are other traditional Italian foods such as pasta, but also Mediterranean foods such as kebabs and burgers, showing the variety on offer.
If you are looking for a luxurious way to eat this summer in the open air, the Flying Pizza is definitely a place to visit.
The Lakeside Café
The café in Roundhay Park overlooks the picturesque parkland and lake. In the daytime the Lakeside is a fully functioning stylish café and in the evenings it can be transformed into a flexible private dining venue.
An outdoor veranda sits on the edge of the lake, where diners can soak up the sun and wile away the hours watching walkers and rowers enjoying what the park has to offer.
With a range of menus and a fully-stocked bar makes The Lakeside a perfect location this summer.
The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch on both Street Lane and in Alwoodley offer authentic traditional Turkish fare in a cosy setting, with attentive staff on hand to assist in any way they can.
Both sites offer ample al fresco seating options so you can enjoy top notch food as well as making the most of the British sun!