10 Best Restaurants In Crossgates

Take a look at some of our favourite independent restaurants in Crossgates. Crossgates is one of our up and coming areas for househunting, it's got a great community spirit, excellent local amenities and good schools. If you're popping out for a bit of shopping why not have a bite to eat in one of our top 5 restaurants, these are local gems not to be missed so check them out.

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1. Zorbas Bar and Grill


Zorbas is an independently owned Greek restaurant in Crossgates serving traditional style Greek cuisine. This restaurant was originally called Café Mokka in 2014 when owners Gerti and Paulina started the business. With greater demand from their customers, they became a bistro and now are Zorbas Bar and Grill. You have to agree that any restaurant that expands due to customer demand is probably worth a visit. Find Zorbas on 4 Austhorphe Road.

2. La Cantina44


La Cantina has an excellent reputation for a warm welcome and great food. It’s a Mediterranean and Italian restaurant with some great reviews on Trip Advisor. It seems the staff are welcoming the food is fantastic and it’s got a great atmosphere, sounds good to me! Find La Cantina 44 on 1A Austhorphe Road.

3. The Black Olive


The Black Olive is known for being the best lunch spot in the area. The food is fresh, traditional Turkish style and delicious. Lots of the reviews mention the selection on the menu is brilliant for vegetarians and that it’s a hidden gem very close to Crossgates shopping centre. Find Black Olive on 28 Austhorpe Road.

4. Nawaz


Nawaz is the top choice for an Indian meal out or in as Nawaz also deliver. The menu is full of flavoursome curries, marinated prawns and sizzling dishes. This restaurant has relaxing interiors and a welcoming atmosphere so it’s worth popping into Nawaz when you're craving a bit of spice. Find Nawaz on 51 Austhorphe Road.

5. The Grill'O


The Grill’O offers deliciously cooked burgers, wraps, grilled meats and kebabs. If you’re in the mood for something hearty Girll’o is the place to go. With customers commenting “the best food in Leeds,” you’ve got to pop in for a bite to eat even out of curiosity. Find Grill'O on 29 Austhorphe Road.

6. Spice Zone


A well-known spot for curry in Crossgates, Spice Zone's got a great reputation. As well as the scores of 5-star reviews online, in 2016 the Yorkshire Evening Post placed the Indian restaurant in their top 10 curry houses of the year. On the menu, you'll find an eclectic variety of Indian food, ranging from spicy curries to delightful appetizers.
The food's authentic and the staff are more-than-welcoming - so if you're yet to pay a visit, pop into Spice Zone and some of the best local spice in the area.

7. Skyliner Fish and Chips


Would Crossgates be the same without Fish & Chip royalty Skyliner?
The charming restaurant serves traditional fish and chips and is decorated with unique antique furniture. Specialising in delicious fish & chips, they're undoubtedly one of the best-known restaurants in the area. With a history dating back over 50 years (they first opened in 1962) - once you've visited for yourself, you'll understand why they're one of the longest-running Fish & Chip shops in Leeds.

8. Sorrento


Aptly named after the tremendously popular region of Italy, Sorrento is an Italian restaurant with a great reputation. With an extensive menu of all the Italian classics like Pizza, Pasta and even Burgers, it's no wonder why it's one of the leading restaurants in the area. In fact, the popularity of their relaxed restaurant was recently recognised with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

9. Moreno's Restaurant and Tapas Bar


Traditional Tapas anyone? Moreno's sets itself apart from other Tapas restaurants in Leeds by cooking their dishes exclusively in traditional tapas bowls - keeping all the flavour inside the food. Moreno's also holds a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. But don't worry if you don't like sharing, because there’s an extensive Moroccan menu to choose from and rumour has it the lamb tagine melts in your mouth!

10. Masala Hut


Another favourite for Indian is Masala Hut. Great for meals with friends - it's no wonder that they've also achieved a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor. Being excellent value for money, the food is fresh, well spiced and they know how to entice us in with some great special offers. At the moment their "Mega Buffet" is available on Wednesdays 5pm-10pm and Sundays 4pm - 10pm. For those who like to indulge without breaking the bank - you can eat as much as you want for just £9.50.

Manning Stainton Crossgates | 62 Austhorpe Rd, Leeds LS15 8DX | Tel: 0113 260 6644 |