Recommended restaurants by the first direct arena

Yard & Coop

6-8 Merrion Street , England LS1 6PQ
Phone: 0113 430 0285

Yard & Coop is all about serving up proper fried chicken with tasty sides, classic cocktails and craft beers, and having a damn good time doing it. Come drink in the Yard and get fed in the Coop.

Vice and Virtue

68 New Briggate , England LS1 6NU
Phone: +44 113 345 0202

Chef Jono at V&V offers a Modern British dining experience which has a focus on seasonal produce and creative cooking, presented in a precise and elegant way. Located just opposite The Belgrave, the city’s many foodies can sample the best of British fine-dining cuisine whilst enjoying views of the buzzing Northern Quarter.

Las Iguanas

3 Cloth Hall Street, England LS1 2HD
Phone: +44 113 518 9315

Whilst the tasty South American menu might cover an equally vast continent don’t be deceived, as at Las Iguanas every single dish is cooked fresh to order and is a melting pot of mouth-watering ingredients and cultures.


The Electric Press

14 Great George Street, England LS1 3DW
Phone: +44 113 246 1360

Dominating the bustling Millennium Square and a short walk from the First Direct Arena, The Electric Press is the perfect location for pre and post-concert dinner and drinks.

Bengal Brasserie

5 Merrion Way, England LS2 8BT
Phone: +44 113 243 6318

Bengal Brasserie’s flagship restaurant is located on Merrion Way (directly opposite the first direct arena), and offers a fully licensed bar in air-conditioned pleasant surroundings with fantastic Indian and Bengali cuisine.

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

The Headrow, England LS1 8TL
Phone: +44 (0) 113 236 6254

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar is a stylish restaurant located in Leeds city centre within Radisson Blu hotel. The menu incorporates fresh and local produce wherever possible and draws upon the flavour of the flame; combining the mid-west traditions of open-flame cooking with the art of cocktail creation

Pizza Express

23 Merrion Way, England LS2 8BT
Phone: 0113 2211890

Our pizzeria is located in the heart of Leeds Arena Quarter. From lunch ‘til late, we serve all your favourites in our sociable pizzeria, as well as cocktails and light bites at our new bar.

Revolution Electric Press

41 Cookridge Street, England LS2 3AW
Phone: 0113 380 4992

Serving up the perfect mix of fresh food and cocktails over three unique bars, you can’t beat the flavours at Revolution Electric Press. The perfect stop for your pre-concert dinner and drinks and a great place to party the night away. A passionate team delivers quality service across three bars with the very best tunes!