5 Of The Best Restaurants in Wakefield

No matter which cuisine you fancy; whether it be a spontaneous midweek outing or a weekend treat, Wakefield certainly has a great selection of restaurants to cater for all tastes and occasions.
To help you decide, we’ve put together a roundup of some of our local favourites; from Italian to Indian, we suggest you try them all.

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1. Qubana


The refurbished Barclays bank situated on 1-3 Wood Street, makes an impressive setting for our first must eat venue ‘Qubana’. Combining the self-described ‘Latin flair of Cuba with the honest flavours of Spain’ creates an exciting menu. A variety of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes means there is something for everyone, whilst their extensive gin menu is more than appealing to the gin lovers amongst you.

2. Prego Pizzeria

Prego Pizzeria

If you fancy authentic Italian cuisine look no further. Based at 107 Westgate, Prego Pizzeria brings a little Italian charm to Wakefield. Prego quite rightly pride themselves on their traditional Tuscan recipes and pizzas cooked in the only wood burning pizza oven in Wakefield. Their reasonably priced menu and cosy Italian décor makes it a popular spot for locals. If you’re in the mood for a lazy evening they have an equally delicious take out menu.

3. Rice N Spice

Rice N Spice

If you prefer a little spice, Rice ‘n’ Spice situated on 134 Kirkgate, offers a combination of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine.  After opening their doors in 2012 their long list of 5 star reviews has just kept growing, complimenting both their delicious menu and friendly staff. If you’re feeling hungry or fancy indulging in a Sunday treat Rice ‘n’ Spice offer an ‘All you can eat buffet’ every Sunday!

4. The Horse and Jockey

The Horse and Jockey

Situated on the outskirts of Wakefield on Bridge Road Horbury, The Horse and Jockey is the epitome of ‘The Best of British’.  The friendly atmosphere and wide selection of draught beers is just the icing on the cake to their delicious British homemade menu.  With regular live music evenings and a Sunday roast with glowing reviews, The Horse and Jockey is the perfect venue for anyone looking for good food and a good time.

5. Capri @ The Vine

Capri @ The Vine

As part of the ever popular Capri group, Capri @ The Vine on Leeds road opened its door in 2016 after the success of sister restaurant Capri in Horbury. Upon entry the impressive décor is something that is well worth a visit. Offering 2 outside terraces, function rooms and a dining area that can seat 300 diners, Capri @ The Vine has quite the atmosphere.  Their extensive menu offers a host of traditional Italian dishes alongside some tasty modern twists. Their lively atmosphere and fine Italian dining makes Capri @ The Vine the perfect venue for a special occasion, or a guaranteed delicious dinner living up to its sisters name.

There you have it, just 5 out of a long list of local Wakefield favourites. Wakefield has a lot to offer and its great restaurants are just the start. Maybe next time you’re stuck for a weekend plan or don’t fancy doing the washing up, try one of our top 5 favourites we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Keep in touch with us on Facebook for more Wakefield inspired articles. 

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