Where to go for food on Christmas Day in Leeds

In partnership with Visit Leeds.

Hands up if you don’t want to do any washing up this year on Christmas Day. Us too. Luckily, there’s plenty of bars and restaurants across the city that plan to open on December 25th. Choose from fancy five courses with Champagne or find a laid back turkey dinner at your local pub – whatever your preference, it’s still available on Christmas Day.

Miller & Carter

Outside The Light, The Headrow | £89.95 per person for five courses

steak and cracker with a glass of red wine in the background.
Image: Miller & Carter

Where: The Light, 56-58 The Headrow, Leeds City Centre, LS1 8TL

The perfect alternative Christmas dinner for steak lovers, Miller & Carter offers a choice of 30-day-aged prime Fillet 8oz and 12oz Ribeye in addition to your usual festive turkey dinner.

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The Roundhay Fox

Princes Avenue, Roundhay | Menu from £68.95 per adult

roast dinner with gravy being poured on.
Image: The Roundhay Fox via Facebook

Where: Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2EP

There’s three courses and a whopping eight different mains to choose from (and that’s just one turkey dinner, seven different meat and veggie alternatives), this has got to be one of the cosiest spots in the city for Christmas Dinner.

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The Headrow, Leeds City Centre | £92 per person for four courses

lamb cutlets next to a glass of red wine.
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Where:  Unit H28, The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds City Centre, LS1 8EQ

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With Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne as your welcome drink, you know this is going to be a fancy dinner to remember. Choose from five different options for starter, main and dessert and polish the night off with a cheese board or truffles and mince pies.

Deer Park Leeds

Street Lane, Roundhay | £89.95 per person for five courses

someone pulling a cracker.
Image: The Deer Park

Where: 68 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2DQ

Hand-carved turkey, lemon sole, rack of lamb, fillet of beef wellington and roasted celeriac steak are all on offer at The Deer Park this Christmas.

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Swinegate, Leeds City Centre | £99 per person

pork being but open.
Image: Malmaison via Facebook

Where: 1 Swinegate, Leeds City Centre, LS1 4AG

Four courses and a glass of Champagne come alongside choices like dry-aged beef fillet, creamy gnocchi ricotta bake and the classic free range turkey dinner at Malmaison – and its city centre location makes it ideal for large groups meeting up for the big day.

The Lawnswood Arms

Otley Road, Adel | £10 deposit per adult required

christmas pudding.
Image: Hungry Horse via Instagram

Where: Otley Road, Adel, North Leeds, LS16 7PH

Traditional Christmas dinners, Sizzling 10oz ribeye steak and free welcome drinks, The Lawnswood Arms will be open this Christmas Day and has a packed menu of festive favourites and tasty alternatives to choose from.

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Gelderd Road, Gildersome | £90 for four courses

roast dinner plate with beef and carrots.
Image: Woodlands via Facebook

Where: 79 Gelderd Road, Gildersome, Leeds, LS27 7LY

Christmas dinner using fresh, local produce never tasted so good. Over two sittings choose from a combination of new dishes, traditional favourites and festive classics.

Find out more here.

Click here to continue reading the ‘Ultimate guide to Christmas in Leeds’.

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