Last year the Michelin Guide introduced its new Michelin Plate standard, which highlights restaurants that offer noteworthy, good quality food and wine.

While these restaurants have not yet qualified for a Michelin Star or a Bib Gourmand, they have been evaluated by a Michelin inspector and endorsed as a great place to eat.

Here are the six Michelin Plate restaurants in Leeds.


Ox Club

(Bramleys Yard, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU)

Chop Night at The Ox Club (Picture: The Ox Club)

The Ox Club is a grill restaurant offering contemporary food which has won several awards, despite only opening in 2016. “A former mill houses this multi-floor venue comprising a beer hall, cocktail bar, event space and restaurant. The latter boasts a wood-fired grill imported from the USA; rustic, smoky-flavoured dishes showcase Yorkshire ingredients,” say Michelin.



(Victoria Gate, Leeds LS2 7AU)

The terrace at Issho (Picture: Issho)

This is a stunning Japanese restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace overlooking the city. Issho means together in Japanese. “This chic eatery in Victoria Gate serves modern Japanese cooking in a stylish setting, including sushi, tempura and dishes from the robata grill. Enjoy cocktails in the bar and city skyline views from the rooftop terrace.” (Michelin)


Stockdales of Yorkshire

(8 South Parade, Leeds LS1 5QX)

A classic at Stockdales of Yorkshire. (Picture: Stockdales)

Stockdales is all about the provenance, making most of the local produce and agriculture. This is what the Michelin Inspector had to say: “Here, it’s all about showcasing the county’s best ingredients in attractively presented dishes, with Josper-cooked beef – including Yorkshire Wagyu – a speciality. Sit in the comfy lounge-bar or attractive basement restaurant.”



(16/17 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6BY)

Home restaurant in Leeds. (Picture: Home)

With it’s intriguing menu and interesting interiors in a former fish market, Home is an essential visit for foodies in Yorkshire. “Home is a buzzy place with a stylish feel. It’s unusually set in an old Victorian fish market, above the shops on a pedestrianised street; ascend the original stairs and emerge in a spacious lounge-bar. Pre-paid tasting menus see interesting combinations of British ingredients full of texture contrasts,” say Michelin.



(7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ)

Theravadu (Picture: Theravadu)

Theravadu is an award-winning Keralan restaurant, and is the only Indian restaurant in Leeds to be included in the 2019 Michelin Guide. This is the Michelin verdict: “A simple-looking restaurant with seascape murals. The extensive menu offers superbly spiced, colourful Keralan specialities and refined street food – the dosas are a hit. Service is friendly and dishes arrive swiftly.”



(Trinity Leeds (5th Floor), 70 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW)

The Crafthouse restaurant. (Picture: The Crafthouse)

Crafthouse is a high-end treat with accessible tasting menus, local produce and a seasonal British menu. “A bright, chic restaurant in the Trinity shopping centre, with great rooftop views and a wraparound terrace. Creative, elaborate dishes showcase a huge array of ingredients. The open kitchen and marble counter take centre stage. Start with a cocktail in all-day Angelica,” say Michelin.


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