There is not a better meal than brunch. Whoever came up with the idea that you can order some food with alcohol early doors and not be frowned upon is a genious. Whether it is a bottomless brunch or a nice meal to enjoy with a loved one or friends brunch is amazing. This time of year it is great to sit outside, and with the government guidelines still stating we have to stay outside for the next few weeks, we’ve put together a few of our favourite Leeds outdoor brunch areas where you can enjoy a little bit or European-style al fresco dining.
1. Yard & Coop
A Merrion Street must, Yard & Coop has an amazing bottomless brunch with the tastiest buttermilk fried chicken! Kicking off every Saturday at 12pm you can enjoy two courses and a selection of bottomless drinks. The first course is a chicken or veggie ‘tacro’ which is a croissant made into a raco – stuffed with scrambled eggs or other breakfast items, which is then followed by either buttermilk chicken pancakes or waffles.
2. Heaney & Mill
Heneay & Mill is situated in the Headingley suburb of Leeds and is an incredible Leeds outdoor brunch space. It has a great little outside area that is the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco dining. Their brunch offering is amazing, when we visited we tried their Full English breakfast and eggs Benedict, which were both incredible. They also offer a range of stacked pancakes, and other egg dishes such as chorizo beans and eggs. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Check their menu out here.
Angelica’s roof terrace has some of the most beautiful views of Leeds you’ll find in the city scentre and is the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco dining this summer. Their menu has a range of fantastic bottomless brunch offerings such as everyone’s favourite eggs Benedict, Crayfish and brown butter crumpets. avocado on toast and buttermilf banoffee pancakes. These can all be enjoyed with Bloody Marys, Aperol Spritz and Mimosas – perfection! Check out the menu here.
4. The Mustard Pot
Set in the suburb of Chapel Allerton, The Mustard Pot has a huge outdoor area to enjoy Leeds outdoor brunch space. As well as a great space to enjoy a few few drinks and some food their menu is outstanding. If you’re just wanting to enjoy a sandwich they have a great selection such as their rare roast beef, salad, horseradish cream, red onion jam, and they also have bigger meals which you can check out here. All can be enjoyed with range of cask ales, wines or something a little stronger.
5. Water Lane Boathouse
When it’s al fresco dining, Water Lane Boathouse has the most idyllic setting to enjoy being outside this summer. So, when you get sat down you can enjoy a selection of pizza and burger options with a few ales – sounds like paradise we know.
A part of Greek Street since 2017, Neighbourhood prides itself on serving small plates in a New York styled venue. You can dine outside on the popular Greek Street with a range of brunch dishes to choose from. They also have a bottomless brunch option which includes a range of drinks such as Aperol Spritz, beer, prosecco and seasonal cocktails.
7. Neon Cactus
Neon Cactus on the infamous Call Lane is one of the coolest places to visit for a bit of food and a few bevs. Tacos make the greatest little brunchy food, and go perfectly with a beer or two. Sitting out and taking in the scenes on Call Lane while munching on some beef nachos and carna asada beef tacos sounds ideal.
Issho has a beautiful roof terrace in an oasis of plsuh sofas overlooking Leeds city centre. It makes the perfect plce for an al fresco lunch and a few cocktails or beers this summer. Set in the Victoria Gate, it is a Japanese place that serves izakaya dishes.