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15 of the Best Yorkshire Restaurants Serving Food From Around the World

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Eat and Drink
February 2023
Reading time 3 Minutes

Getting to sample the finest Indian, Italian or Spanish cuisine doesn’t have to mean getting on a plane

Here’s where to get delicious food from across the world right here in Yorkshire.

7–8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS 15DQ
0113 244 0500
Multi-award winning Tharavadu is Leeds’ first authentic Kerala restaurant and is a place where traditional flavours really come alive at the hands of their experienced chefs. Expect everything from golden-fried lentil doughnuts to classic curries including masalas, paneers and kurmas. Want our advice? Order the meen mappas grilled sea bass curry served in a coconut and tomato sauce.

207–215 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2GW 
0114 296 0246
Contemporary Asian cuisine fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods, alongside exquisite presentation, is what you’ll find at Beju. This relatively new Sheffield restaurant invites diners to enjoy everything from hoisin duck spring rolls and bao buns to sushi, pan-seared salmon and Shanghai noodles under their illuminated maple tree in the restaurant, and signature and Beju cocktails can be enjoyed at the bar. We love the sound of the Chinese Whisker – a mix of gold vodka, root ginger, lychee liqueur, lime juice and ginger syrup.

Little Italy
12 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ
01904 623539
In the heart of York you’ll find this cosy family-run Italian restaurant and deli which has been serving authentic dishes since 1992. Known as one of York’s best Italian restaurants, it offers everything from fresh homemade pasta dishes to roast pork belly, pan-roasted lamb and fresh fillets of seabass sourced from local suppliers. Look out for Little Italy’s specials – the burrata served with parma ham and cherry tomato is a must!

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The Ivy Asia

The Ivy Asia
55–57 Vicar Lane, Leeds LS1 6BA      
0113 531 7990
Recently opened in Leeds’ Victoria Quarter, The Ivy Asia serves delicious pan-Asian classics with a twist. Discover everything from spicy lobster and aromatic duck fried rice to sushi and sashimi, or try their afternoon tea with spring rolls, vegetable dumplings, sushi and a selection of Asian desserts. Don’t miss their cocktails – the Sakura Royal, a mix of vermouth, rose liqueur and Champagne, is our favourite.

Butcher Row, Beverley HU17 0AA
01482 679500
The chefs at Ogino respect traditions, but add a modern twist to contemporary Japanese-style dishes. Using locally-sourced produce, the team of chefs create everything from squid katsu to sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi platters and salmon, spicy tuna, pork and duck mains. Ogino also offer a Japanese tapas-style set menu, or you can book the private dining space to experience the Zensai sharing course or land and sea tasting menu.

137 Whitehall Road, Drighlington BD11 1AT
Authentic North West Indian recipes handed down through generations are used to create the delicious dishes at this family-owned, two AA-Rosette restaurant. Alongside traditional recipes, find food with Prashad’s own modern twist, and if you’re looking for the ultimate Indian feast order their seven-course tasting menu featuring sakham tikki, masala dosa and lasan paneer tikka.

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Mowgli Street Food 
631 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PT 
0114 266 0069
34 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 5DA
0113 403 3215 
Known throughout the UK for their fresh, bright and intense flavour combinations, Mowgli is the place to go for authentic Indian street food. Founder Nisha Katona set out to break the curry stereotypes and her menus offer everything from street chats to house kitchen specials including Goan fish curry, gunpowder chicken and red lentil and toasted cumin dahl. Can’t decide what to order? We recommend the tiffin box– a total pot luck of four tiers of meat, veg and carbs chosen by the chef.


Chapel Allerton, Leeds and Harrogate
With a number of awards to their name, Sukhothai are renowned for their tasty Thai dishes. From bottomless brunches which includes a set two-course lunch, or three Thai tapas plates alongside bottomless drinks for 90 minutes, the menu is full of sharing platters, curries and stir-fries. If you’re after a Thai feast, we recommend one of the set menus which includes everything from crispy seaweed rolls and vegetable dumplings to classic Thai green curries and satay chicken.

Ambiente Tapas 
York, Leed and Hull 
Cured meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes sit alongside a menu of nibbles, paellas and Spanish and Mediterranean sharing platters at these buzzing city centre tapas restaurants. With locations across Yorkshire, including in York, Leeds and Hull, there’s a tapas restaurant waiting to welcome you in. Fancy something sweet for dessert? Try the burnt basque cheesecake with sherry-infused raisins.

Cresci Pizzeria

Cresci Pizzeria 
20 Piccadilly, York YO1 9NU
01904 639395
With a passion for pizza, the team behind this popular York restaurant have been sharing their culture, history and traditional Neapolitan food with their guests for the last two years. Taking inspiration from Southern Italy, expect speciality pizzas topped with sautéed red onions and ‘nduja, rolled pancetta and buffalo mozzarella, and lemon-flavoured red cherry tomatoes, black olives and anchovies.

2–3 Humber Dock Street, Hull HU1 1TB 
01482 242607
Offering a unique dining experience using the finest local produce cooked with a fine dining twist, Tapasya showcases Indian dining at its best. With iconic views over Hull Marina, enjoy classic curries such as tandoori monkfish, nalli ghosht and tikka butter masala, or try their tasting menu with an optional wine pairing. You’ll also find Tapasya Kitchen serving classic Indian street food at Hull’s Trinity Indoor Market on weekdays.

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3 Harvest Lane, Sheffield S3 8EF
This relaxed eatery specialises in Mexican street food, tequila and mezcal. Starters include spiced fries, sriracha corn ribs and loaded nachos, whilst beef brisket, barbecue chicken, tempura tofu and battered fish tacos are served daily, alongside churros and a Yorkshire affogato. Piña also shakes up delicious cocktails – think classic margaritas alongside frozen piña coladas and refreshing mojitos, plus it’s dog-friendly too!

Frango Eduardo

Frango Eduardo 
9 The Stonebow, Stonebow House, York YO1 7NP
Born out of a love of simple Portuguese cuisine, Frango Eduardo offer delicious dishes in contemporary surroundings, alongside a selection of Portuguese wines, beers and ports. The menu gives customers a well-rounded experience of many traditional Portuguese culinary delights, sides and sharing dishes, combined with modern twists on the classics.

Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, Leeds LS2 7AU
0113 426 5000 
Issho is a contemporary rooftop restaurant and bar in the heart of Leeds giving diners an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Choose from sashimi and nigiri sushi, bao buns, charcoal grilled plates and tempura sharing platters served in the main restaurant, or head to the Kori bar for Japanese-inspired afternoon tea. Vegan, gluten-free and halal menus are all available here too.

46B King’s Road, Harrogate HG1 5JW 
01423 705852
7 Merrion Street, Leeds LS1 6PQ
0113 245 5323 
Serving traditional dishes alongside modern Italian cooking and street food essentials, Stuzzi create a delightful mix of dishes best shared in a manner similar to tapas. Find everything from homemade focaccia and Sicilian street food-style arancini to traditional Terntico ricotta gnocchi, and Stuzzi’s very own tagliatelle pasta tossed with beef brisket and ‘nduja ragu.

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