We all know the hardship of living on a student budget; but when you’re sick of the sight of pot noodles, boring sandwiches and last night’s leftovers it can be nice to take yourself and your equally half-starved mates out for a meal. Check out our top list of student meal deals in Leeds.
The Hidden Gem: A Nation of Shopkeepers (Cookridge Street, serves food until 10pm)
The majority of people don’t even notice it’s there, but those who do are able to experience American style food; home-cooked by their very own Ruby Jean’s Diner (everyone loves an American Diner, right?) Their extensive range of beers, wine and spirits could never fail to suit everyone, and there’s live music most nights. So why not postpone doing coursework for a little while longer, and treat yourself for one night this week?
Recommended deal: 2-4-1 burgers on Tuesdays.
The Big Eat: Red’s (Cloth Hall Street, serves food up until 11pm on weekdays)
Red’s True Barbeque is relatively new to Leeds, but people haven’t stopped raving about it since it arrived. Red’s claim to end the plague of “the bad British Barbeque” – and from ribs to steaks to burgers, they manage to do exactly that! Serving generous portions of hearty American favourites, head to Red’s for a plate full of pulled pork sandwich, sweet potato fries and an assortment of delicious American dressings.
Recommended deal: Feasting plates – Share between 4 or 8 people and everything’s included, starting at £16.95 for 4.
Their website has all the details you’ll need.
The Laddish One: The HOP Leeds (Granary Wharf, serves food until 7pm)
The HOP bar is famous for its real ale, live music and weekly pub quiz (you win beer, a gallon load!) Set on under the dark arches in Granary Wharf, it has a traditional pub feel and is the perfect place to hide away from all those deadlines. Their pies win actual awards. A favourite location for after work drinks, so pick your day and time wisely to avoid the crowds.
Recommended deal: Pie, mash, peas and gravy – with a pint – for a fiver!
There’s even a pie-eating contest. If you fancy yourself as a food challenge champion, download an application form at their website.
The Best of British: Adelphi (Hunslet Road, serves food until 10pm)
Boasting a quaint courtyard in summer and producing mulled wine in winter, the Adelphi caters for everyone, no matter what weather we are blessed with through our unpredictable seasons. It offers the best of Britain’s cask ales, traditional pub meals and it’s definitely in the running for the best Sunday roast in Leeds!
Recommended deal: Fixed price menu (two courses for £8.50)
The Old Faithful: J.D. Weatherspoon (Everywhere, serves food always… until 11pm)
There is an endless amount of J.D. Weatherspoon locations in and around Leeds City Centre. If you’re looking close to campus we’d suggest The Hedley Verity and The Cuthbert Brodrick, or if you’re breaking off from shopping there’s always Beckett’s Bank on Park Row.
Recommended deal: There’s a different club every day of the week, all day. From chicken Wednesday’s to curry Thursday’s to Fish Friday’s – and the list goes on…
This post was written by Lauren Simpson