Posted in: Student BlogJuly 19, 2016 10:15 am
After a stressful day at university, you sometimes need to get out in fresh air and grab a bite. There are times when choosing where to get your grub can be a tough decision, however Headingley provides plenty of options for dining. On a student budget, when you’re just wanting a quick bite, not all of the offerings on Otley Road are suitable, but if you check out these popular student joints, we doubt you’ll leave disappointed.
Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning, the Greasy Pig provides a wide range of breakfast and lunch options at a reasonable price. The restaurant is a popular one with the student population, and it promises to serve you ‘100% Honest Homemade Food’ which can even be dropped off to your door (should you live within 5 miles). Their signature choice of breakfast muffins, topped with bacon, sausage and all the trimmings are hugely popular, and they’re one of the factors behind the Greasy Pig’s recent rise to popularity amongst students. Setting itself apart from simple cafe’s through their innovative menu choices, the likes of Loaf of Breakfast involves a hollowed out loaf of bread stuffed with all that you’d expect in a Full English. If that isn’t enough to feed your hunger, you may want to try and tackle ‘The Paralyser’. For under £7, this gigantic breakfast is enough to test the biggest of eaters. Situated at the end of Victoria Road, and close to the Co-Op, this is a must visit venue for all students who like to start the day off with a hearty breakfast.
A well known venue to most who know the area, The Box is a genuine hot spot in Headingley. It can’t be missed as you pass through the centre and is the sort of place you can visit morning, afternoon and night. It’s a very student orientated bar and restaurant, and has many food and drinks offers that run throughout the week. It has an exceptional reputation for its variety of burgers, pizzas, Mexican dishes and sandwiches and if you can find the time, head down on a Monday or Wednesday where you can take advantage of a huge 40% off your food bill. The atmosphere is that of a typical student haunt, with the latest music providing ambient noise and Sky Sports News often showing on the multiple wall mounted televisions. Going alongside the atmosphere is the relaxed decor, which offers comfy sofa seating and a large open bar area. Pool tables can be found upstairs, so make an afternoon of it and head for the cues after your meal.
For the more sophisticated student that is searching for something outside of the typical burger or pizza, Sukhothai brings a true taste of Thailand to student Headingley life. The restaurant was brought to Leeds in 2002 from Bangkok and its success is in no small part down to the owners’ insistence on attentive service and fresh Thai ingredients. On a weekend, the restaurant is open from midday to 3pm, but the main lure of the venue comes upon opening its doors in the evenings, when it caters for many loyal customers who recognise the high quality of food on offer. Located on St Annes Road, you’re never too far away from authentic Thai cuisine that has garnered plaudits from critics and customers alike.
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