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Leeds/Chapel Allerton

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Chapel Allerton is a district of North Leeds. Popular with young professionals and locals alike. Chapel Allerton has a host of restaurants and bars and is well worth visiting for a meal and a drink if when visiting Leeds. Not to be confused with neighbouring Chapeltown, which has a less salubrious reputation.

Get in[edit]

Jump in a taxi or get a bus from the city centre. The journey takes less than 10 min outside of peak times.

Get around[edit]

You can walk everywhere easily in Chapel Allerton.

Do[edit][add listing]

Go spend a nice evening with a meal followed by a few drinks. In the summer, the centre of Chapel Allerton has a very continental vibe, with cafés, bars and restaurants spilling out onto the pavements. There is also a nice selection of interesting little shops and boutiques.

  • Gledhow Valley Woods, [1] have a rural atmosphere and are very attractive for a wander.
  • Seven, [2] is a new theatre and arts centre on Harrogate Road

Buy[edit][add listing]

Chapel Allerton's busy centre has a rapidly expanding (if not yet huge) selection of shops, including several boutiques, craft and design shops.

  • Ginger Ink - branch of the Leeds fashion chain.
  • Fit to Bust - bespoke and designer lingerie
  • Area - award-winning design shop (larger store in the city centre)
  • Casablanca - interesting little gift shop with real character
  • Amanda's - funky designer boutique with a quality selection of latest fashions
  • Radish - quirky and interesting little book and craft shop

Eat[edit][add listing]

Trendy Chapel Allerton is blessed with a relatively wide selection of quality eateries, including the following

  • Casa Mia & Casa Mia Grande - Italian, two Leeds institutions (the former more relaxed al fresco, the latter an upscale restaurant)
  • Gringo's Salsa Mexican is a Mexican restaurant.
  • Sukothai - high quality Thai, recently named by The Times one of the ten best Thai restaurants in the country
  • Sami's - a value-for-money North African restaurant on Harrogate Road, the food is outstanding and there are some great mid-week offers
  • The Olive Tree - one of three branches of Leeds' multi-award winning Greek restaurant. In The Times top 4 Greek restaurants
  • The Angels Share incorporates a restaurant as well as a bar, and is a stylish establishment with roof-terrace
  • Seven, [3] the new arts centre has a cafe bar serving organic and locally sourced food until 9pm every night

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Further North - is a bar on Harrogate Road with a good selection of Belgian beer. The 'little sister' to North Bar in Leeds.
  • The Old Police Station - converted old police station now a curry restaurant on Harrogate Rd
  • Zed Bar - bar with a young clientele
  • The Hub - much like a smaller, less busy version of Zed
  • Bar Ischia, adjoining Casa Mia Grande is an upscale (usually empty) Italian-style bar
  • There are several pubs (including a Wetherspoons) in Chapel Allerton of varying quality and atmosphere, some with better reputations than others.
  • The Regent is a local favourite.
  • Seven, [4] the arts centre bar is open until 1230am daily

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Stay in Leeds, Chapel Allerton is worth visiting for an evening

Get out[edit]

Back in a taxi or bus to Leeds.

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