Beer gardens, terraces, pavement perches, pull up a stool and an umbrella and get stuck in

As of 12 April (at the earliest) beer gardens and al fresco dining options can open again. We can almost taste that first pint of cask beer. 

From that date, you can head to your favourite beer gardens, terraces, rooftop hideouts and pavement cafes to enjoy some good grub that you didn’t have to cook yourself and drinks made by someone who knows what they’re doing. Heck, you can even order drinks without a scotch egg. We can’t wait to get out and support our local hospitality scene, and we know they’re all excited to welcome you.

Here is our A-Z of restaurants in Leeds and the surrounding suburbs and towns that have an outdoor spot to sit and eat or drink (however small). Let us know if we've missed any so we can update accordingly. It’s also worth noting that opening hours and booking systems are likely to vary greatly from place to place, so it’s worth checking out websites and social media for details so you can plan accordingly.

(A-B) Patios, pavement cafes and more

A Nation of Shopkeepers 26-27 Cookridge St, Leeds LS2 3AG

Alfred 6 Stonegate Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4HY

The Assembly Terminus Parade, Station Road, Crossgates LS15 7JZ

Beck & Call Stainbeck Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2NP

Beerhawk x Slap & Pickle 16 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6EN

Belgrave Music Hall Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP

Blackmoor Dining Room Coal Rd, Leeds LS17 9NH

The Black Hat 11 Church St, Ilkley LS29 9DR

Box Headingley 8 Otley Road Leeds LS6 2AD

Brooklyn 50 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes 54 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Brownhill & Co 30 Central Rd, Leeds LS1 6DE

Brownlee Arms 24 Long Row, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AA The Brunswick 82 North Street LS2 7PN

The Buffers Rakehill Road, Scholes LS15 4AL

Buon Apps Hartley House, 50 Mill Ln, Otley LS21 1FE

(C-F) More places to pull up a garden chair

Call Lane Social 38 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

Cardigan Arms 364 Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2HQ

Chaopraya 20A, Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

Chophaus Louis House, Princes Ave, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2FA Chow Down Temple Arches Globe Road, Leeds, LS11 5QG

Chow Down Temple Arches, Leeds LS11 5QG

Ciao Bella 20 Dock St, Leeds LS10 1JF

The Cross Keys 107 Water Ln, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5WD

Cuckoo 37 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT

Dapur Malaysia 5 Stainbeck Lane Leeds LS7 3PJ

The Decanter 17 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JQ

Distrikt Bar 7 Duncan St, Leeds LS1 6DQ

The Dragon 150 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 4TJ

Duck & Drake 43 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DR

Eighteen 90 137 Queen St, Morley, Leeds LS27 8HE

The Fleece New Rd Side, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4DS

Franco Manca 1 Trinity street, Leeds LS1 6AP

Friends Of Ham Ilkley 8 Wells Rd, Ilkley LS29 9JD

(G-M) More places you can sit outside and support your hospitality scene

Gino D’Acampo Unit 32 The Springs, Leeds LS15 8ZB

Grön Kafé 454 Roundhay Road, Roundhay, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2HU

Headrow House 19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU

Heaney & Mill 50 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2AL

Horsforth Brewery Taproom 143 New Road Side LS18 4QD

Hyde Park Book Club 27-29 Headingley Ln, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1BL

If 43 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT

Issho Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU

Jigger & Jar 40 Main St, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1AA

Jim’s Bottle Shop 60 Town St, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4AP

Kirkstall Brewery Taproom 100 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1HJ

Kirkstall Bridge 12 Bridge Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BW

Lamb & Flag 1 Church Row, Leeds LS2 7HD

Liv Bar 62 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Lord Darcey 618 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS17 8EH

Manjit’s Kitchen Leeds Kirkgate Market, George St, Leeds LS2 7HY

Mean Eyed Cat Bar 14 Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PQ

Myrtle Tavern Parkside Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NE

(N-O) Beer gardens, yardens and more

Neighbourhood 5SX, 5 Greek St, Leeds LS1 5RW

Neon Cactus 35 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT

The New Conservatory Albion Pl, Leeds LS1 6JL

North Bar 24 New Briggate Leeds LS1 6NU United Kingdom

North Bar Harrogate 24 New Briggate Leeds LS1 6NU United Kingdom

North Bar Social 8-10 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB

North Brewing Co. Springwell Buslingthorpe Lane Leeds LS7 2DF 

North Brewing Co. Leeds City Tap 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign St, Leeds LS1 4BA

Northern Monk Refectory Marshalls Mill, The Old Flax Store, Marshall St, Leeds LS11 9YJ

Old Ball Horsforth Brownberrie Ln, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5SB

The Old Kings Arms The Green, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5JB

Oporto 33 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT 

The Original Oak 2 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6

(P-Y) More terraces to sing (and eat and drink) from

The Packhorse Pack Horse Yard, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6AT

Power, Corruption, and Lies 36 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT

Preston 468 Roundhay Road, Roundhay, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2HU

The Reliance 76-78 North Street, Ls2 7PN

Residence 74 Cafe & Bar 74 Otley Old Rd, Leeds LS16 6LQ

The Restaurant Bar & Grill The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AN

Rebound Social 27 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4EA

Revolution Electric Press 55 Cookridge St, Leeds LS2 3AW

Rolands 39 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT

Roxy Ballroom 9a Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PQ

Salute Leeds The White Swan, Church St, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0QL

Sant Angelos 30 High St, Wetherby LS22 6LT

Sheaf Street 3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD

The Swine That Dines 58 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN

Tasty Kitchen & Coffee 482 Roundhay Road, Roundhay, Oakwood, Leeds LS8 2HU

Tavassoli's Cafe, Bar & Grill 14 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

Toast Bar Unit C, West Point, Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4JY Verve 16 Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PQ

Viaduct Showbar 11 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 6ER

Whitelocks Ale House Turk's Head Yard, Leeds LS1 6HB

The Whitehall Restaurant & Bar West Point, 29 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4JY

The White Swan High St, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7TA

Woodies 104 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS16 5JG

The Woods Stainbeck Corner, 5 Stainbeck Ln, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PG

Yard & Coop 6-8 Merrion St, Leeds LS1 6PQ

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