Best barbecue restaurants in Leeds
Over recent years, we have seen a progression of American style barbecue restaurants starting up and growing in Leeds. With wide ranging meats and an abundance of mouth watering sauces, it's hardly surprising that the cuisine has seen a huge boom in popularity. Whether you're a fan of pulled pork, beef brisket or baby back ribs, many of these 'pig out joints' have vast, wide ranging menus. Having gained television exposurethrough programmes like Man v Food, American barbecue has fast become one of the most sought after cuisines in Leeds, so it's no surprise that such restaurants are also a favourite with students. If you want a plate full of low and slow cooked meats, here are the best options. Reds True BBQ Having now been open in Leeds city centre for a few years, Reds has enjoyed rocketing success. In order to grab a table at peak times, the wait can often be hours long, so it's hardly surprising to hear that the Leeds establishment serves, on average 18,000 diners per month, selling more than 16 tonnes of locally sourced meat. From a full rack of baby back ribs to mouth-watering brisket and pulled pork, the menu provides a true haven meat lovers. Priding themselves on providing fresh and home cooked recipes, your table greets you with an assortment of freshly concocted sauces to experiment with during your meal. Check out their menu here and plan plenty in advance if you fancy a trip to this popular dining location. The Pit The Pit was only established in 2013, however has proven so successful since its launch that there are now two dining locations in the Leeds area. Located in the Merrion Centre in the heart of the city, The Pit is easily accessible and with a wide ranging meat-centric menu, has crowds flocking in their droves for the best barbecue meals. A secondary location can be found with the same menu just outside the city centre in Chapel Allerton, and with offers on all through the week, head down to either location to sample the great value for the lunch menu, allowing you to grab food and drink for just £6.95. Perfect for the student budget and with a cool, stylish interior, The Pit has fast become the name on the lips of many Leeds residents. Offering a wide range of craft beers to accompany your food, The Pit is a great destination for any occasion. Rosie's Diner Rosie's Diner isn't a specialist barbecue joint, however the cool 50's American Diner decor and atmosphere mean the diner is well deserving of a spot on the list. An assortment of burgers and hot dogs are available on the main menu, and with barbecue  ribs and pulled pork both featuring, the diner isn't short of flame grilled options. With all all meats being 100% Yorkshire traceable, you know that your meal is sourced from the highest quality ingredients. It might be slightly outside the city centre with its Kirkstall location, however this true American experience is well worth the short journey. Photo Credit: thebittenword.com via Compfight cc
Published on: 26 Aug 2021