Back in the day, a meal in a Leeds based shopping centre meant choosing from a mildly depressing selection of generic Chinese, Italian or ‘English’ restaurants that served up overpriced slop to its unsuspecting customers. Well not any more. Trinity is indeed full of the same shops you’ll find in most UK cities, but it also has some great places to eat and drink. Here’s our pick of the best.
Serving up fine cuts of Aberdeen Angus beef from their Josper Grill, Crafthouse is a steakhouse with more than just a touch of class. Go all out with the lobster (highly recommended) and then head upstairs to Angelica’s for an al-fresco cocktail high above the streets of Leeds. Check out the full Crafthouse menu here
, including their very reasonably priced set menu.
Owned by the Neon Cactus crew, Cielo Blanco is a restaurant with a refreshingly different take on Mexican cuisine. Beer battered fish tacos and belly pork with cumin crackling are just two of the many dishes that will set your taste buds alight and make you realise that your tried and tested chicken fajita recipe is just perhaps a little old hat. View their menu here
Once you step through its grand, copper entrance, you’re in a world where magic and cocktails blend seamlessly for a drinking experience that’s second to none. With popular cocktails such as The Smokey Old Fashioned and the brilliant Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
, we can’t guarantee you won’t be walking home with a wobble, but it’s definitely worth it.
Forget your soulless, multiplex cinema chains, in Trinity it’s all about Everyman. Not only is it a haven for those with a real passion for cinema, but they also serve really good food and drinks. Their menu includes the fantastic Spielburger (see what they’ve gone and done?) and a whole host of carefully selected nibbles. If you don’t fancy dining in their restaurant, grab your own comfy couch and table in the cinema and enjoy a bottle of wine and pizza – head for a movie on Monday and pizza is free
Trinity Kitchen is hands down the best food court you’ll find. As well as a number of great permanent restaurants, such as Pho (Vietnamese), Chicago Rib Shack, Tortilla and Rola Wola, there’s a selection of the country’s best street food vendors serving everything from flat iron steak sandwiches to Malaysian cuisine and craft ales. You can even enjoy a bottle of champers with your posh fish and chips – what more can you ask for?!