Five of the best places in Leeds to get a refreshing jug of sangria

Sangria season has arrived.

The warmer weather and the longer nights have got us all craving an ice cold glass of sangria, so here’s five of the best places to grab one in Leeds.

Sangria – the perfect fruity beverage which just screams lazy summer afternoons in the sun with friends.

Originating in Spain, the delicious punch usually consists of wine, chopped fruit and brandy or vermouth and is the ultimate shareable thirst-quencher.

Even the satisfying sound of the wooden spoon mixing the ice and fresh fruit together is enough to get our mouths watering, so we’ve cherry picked a few of our favourite spots in the city where you can enjoy a glass, or a jug, or jugs.

Bomba Paella

1 Saw Mill St, Holbeck

Image: Bomba Paella

Bomba Paella is an independent Spanish restaurant and tapas bar located in Holbeck, Leeds.

They’re known for serving up authentic paella and a range of classic tapas dishes so you can get your Spanish fix right here in Leeds – and of course with that comes amazing sangria, right?

They serve up sangria by the glass or by the jug, in white, red or rose. Laden with fresh fruit and served ice cold, it’s the perfect tipple to share amongst friends on their gorgeous outdoor terrace. Oh, and they also host a bottomless brunch with bottomless sangria, weekend plans sorted? We think so.

Read more: The Leeds bottomless brunch with tapas and unlimited sangria

North Taproom

3, Sovereign Square, Sovereign St

Everyone’s favourite taproom have launched a new summer menu and yes, you guessed it, there’s a jug of sangria on there with your name on it.

Labelled as ‘summer in a jug’, the North Bar rosé sangria features rosé wine, cranberry, lime and lemonade. Grab a glass or a jug, take a pew in their beer garden and why not order some food from Little Bao Boy whilst you’re at it.

Ambiente Leeds

36-38 The Calls

Tapas and sangria is a match made in heaven, add to that a glorious sun terrace overlooking the Calls and you’re practically winning at life.

Known for serving some of the best Spanish cuisine in the city since 2007, Ambiente know their way around a good jug of Sangria. White, red or rosé – they do it all, even a Rebujito version which features Manzanilla sherry and lemonade.

El Gato Negro

35 Park Row

El Gato Negro is a fantastic little neighbourhood tapas spot located on Park Row. Not only do they serve up brilliant sangria but they have fantastic deals on tapas dishes throughout the week.

So if you fancy a casual, Spanish-inspired lunch then this is the place to be. We recommend the Cava Sangria, a sparkling wine concoction topped with fresh fruit, limoncello and lemonade – we challenge you to find a more refreshing drink in all of Leeds.

Ibérica Leeds

Hepper House, 17a E Parade

Ibérica Leeds is known for it’s absolutely stunning interior, authentic food and lovely atmosphere. This is the place to go if you’re celebrating or simply just treating yourself.

They only serve one style of sangria, but boy oh boy do they do it well. The Classic Sangria is jam packed with seasonal fresh fruit, orange juice, cinnamon, red wine and lemonade. A special drink for a special occasion.

Read more: Five of the best places in Leeds to get an Aperol Spritz

Featured image – North Taproom / Ambiente / The Hoot Leeds

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