Meanwood hailed as one of the UK’s coolest neighbourhoods by The Telegraph

“One of the city’s most creative neighbourhoods and also one of its leafiest.”

Just three miles out of Leeds City Centre, Meanwood has been building a reputation as an ever-evolving suburb.

Now home to foodie spots aplenty, the little Leeds community has been hailed for the second year running by The Telegraph as one of the UK’s coolest neighbourhoods.

And it’s not difficult to see why.

In the past two years alone, the high street has welcomed countless new bars and restaurants, and the old favourites that have stood the test of time have continued to receive praise from the likes of esteemed characters like Guardian Food Critic, Jay Rayner, amongst others.

Unlike neighbouring Headingley, it’s far from an ‘up-all-hours’ suburb, and balances long evenings at the pub and coffee mornings with mates with its green spaces.

The Meanwood Valley Trail and Meanwood Park were particularly favoured by the national newspaper, as well as its access to local shops, bakeries and community feel.

 Image: Flickr, John Seb

Here’s what The Telegraph had to say about Meanwood:

“Close to Headingley Stadium in northern Leeds, Meanwood is one of the city’s most creative neighbourhoods and also one of its leafiest.

“It’s northwest quarter is a gateway to the Meanwood Valley Trail, a seven-mile green artery that connects to a hopping little high street splashed with wall murals, painted telecoms boxes (the fruits of a community-driven arts project) and lined with some of the city’s best neighbourhood bars.”

You can read the full article here.

Where to eat and drink in Meanwood

Herencia by Nicko Lachica. / Images: The Hoot Leeds

The Telegraph recommends Terminus, Alfred, Meanwood Tavern and Marcel’s – but we’ve put together a full guide of all the new spots that aren’t to be missed on your next visit here.

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Feature Image –  Flickr, John Seb / The Hoot Leeds

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