Eating and Drinking

If you like nothing more than taking it easy when you get home from work, the variety and proximity of restaurants and eateries in Headingley could prove a big distraction from your stylish, top of the range kitchen at Spinning Acres.

The majority of Far Headingley and Headingley’s restaurants and cafés are located on Otley Road.  Heaney & Mill is open from 8am to 10pm daily and from 10am to 10pm on Sundays, offering delicious food throughout the day. Meanwhile Sebby’s is a friendly little café and deli nearby which is performing well on Trip Advisor and serves award-winning coffee, fresh sandwiches and homemade cakes.

Salvo’s is always very popular, either for an early morning coffee inside its wonderful ‘salumeria’ that produces and sells Italian sausages, cold cuts and other Italian delicatessen products or, if dining later in the day, its highly rated restaurant, greatly favoured by couples seeking a romantic meal. With a regular calendar of activities – wine and prosecco tasting, jazz evenings, and special tasting menus, for example – it is a gem of a local venue. 

Just a stone’s throw from Cottage Road Cinema, you can find Art & The Secret Garden Café, which displays and sells art by locals and serves home-baked cakes, specialist teas, biscuits and much more — it’s a treasure trove of treats. The Bowery too, is not to be missed. A showcase for artists and designer-makers, The Bowery is home to a gallery, many creative workshops, and also a coffee shop selling Allpress Coffee, salads, various plates, and a range of delicious home-baked cakes.

There’s also Bare Coffee where you can pick up some freshly baked sourdough bread and your veggies too, and Dare Café — both of which are extremely good.

For dining out, all tastes are catered for in the Far Headingley area, and there are many eateries of note, including Sukhothai on St Anne’s Road, famous for its Thai menu and South East Asian wood panels and statues, which create a fabulously authentic Thai dining experience. Or Jino’s Thai Cafe on the Otley Road, which is also highly rated.

If your preference is Indian food, then The Cat’s Pyjamas on the Otley Road will not disappoint. Lovers of Greek food will find the Santorini Bar and Grill next door to The Cat’s Pyjamas a great eating place. And fast food lovers will not go far wrong with the kebab shop, I am Döner – delicious!

There are numerous restaurants, bars, pubs and cafés right on your doorstep. We’ve listed some of them below:


There are numerous restaurants, bars, pubs and cafés right on your doorstep.

Heaney and Mill50 Otley Road

Bretts12-14 North Lane, 0113 232 3344

Reds True Barbecue6a Otley Road

Salvo’s Restaurant107 Otley Road

Salvo's Salumeria115 Otley Road

Sukothai, 4 St. Anne's Road

Ecco Pizzeria93 Otley Road

Cat’s Pyjamas, 53 Otley Road

Giorgio’s70-72 Otley Road

Santorini’s Bar and Grill55 Otley Road

Brett's exterior

Charlie Bretts

Salvo's appetisers

Salvo's Salumeria

Red's True Barbecue interior

Red's True Barbecue

Sukhothai seating


Woodie's Ale House exterior

Woodies Craft Ale House

the Box exterior

The Box

Headingley Taps exterior

The Headingley Taps


If real ale is more to your taste, the world famous ‘Otley run’ pub crawl gathers speed not far away on the Otley Road. The Three Horseshoes, Woodies and The New Inn are part of the Otley run, but comfortable enough to relax in too.

The Original Oak, 2 Otley Road

Woodies Craft Ale House, 104 Otley Road

The Three Horseshoes, 98 Otley Road

New Inn, 68 Otley Road

Arc, 19 Ash Road

Sky Rack, 2 St Michael’s Road

The Headingley Taps, Bennett Road

Arcadia, 34 Arndale centre, Headingley


Sebby’s Deli90-92 Otley Road

Bare CoffeeWeetwood Lane

Jino’s46 Otley Road

Shake it15 North Lane

Dare Café49 Otley Road

Thai SabaiThe Parade

Sebbys shop front

Sebby's Deli

White's store front

White's Deli

Pickard Properties Ltd

26-30 North Lane