8 Best Restaurants In Huddersfield You Need To Visit

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Huddersfield has an abundance of restaurants for students to try whilst living here, which is why we’ve shortlisted the best 8.

Whether it’s to grab a nice bite to eat after a busy day, a romantic dinner, or for a delicious meal when your family or friends come to visit, there’s a place for everyone’s preference in Gods Own Country.

Trust us if you like eating out, you won’t want to give this guide a miss.

Huddersfield restaurants

1. Harveys Bar & Kitchen

Kick starting our guide to the best restaurants in Huddersfield is Harveys Bar and Kitchen.

Considering they’re voted as number one on TripAdvisor, we couldn’t not give this place a mention.

Situated in the heart of the town centre on Westgate, this award-winning restaurant offers tapas, burgers, hanging kebabs and hand-rolled stone baked pizzas to name a few.

Go for a meal with your friends and enjoy a mouth-watering dish like their ‘Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kebab’ with tender chicken breast marinated in lemon, oregano, thyme and garlic.

It comes served with sourdough flatbread, salad, hummus, tzatziki and chips – how tasty!

This trendy bar and restaurant even offer a variety of lagers, wines, cocktails, mocktails and champagnes if you’re up for a good time.

Our go-to tipple’s are the passionfruit margarita or the Smokey amaretto sour.

Whilst walk-ins are welcome, we’d recommend booking this place in advance.


Address: Westgate, Huddersfield HD1 1NU

2. Gringo’s Mexican Smokehouse

Gringo’s is the type of authentic restaurant where you visit time and time again, maybe one day you change your mind and head somewhere else, but it doesn’t hit the spot quite the same.

They serve a variety of both traditional Mexican plates and smokehouse dishes including fajitas, nachos, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas and chimichangas.

Why not try their ‘Meaty BBQ Smokehouse Quesadilla’ with slow-cooked pulled pork, spicy lamb and chicken served with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, Mexican rice and salad? We’re starving just thinking about it!

If you’re veggie or vegan don’t worry, they have menus to suit everyone’s dietary requirements.

They also offer tons of bevvies like beers, wines, cocktails as well as rum and tequila-based drinks.

You’ll find Gringo’s Mexican Smokehouse at the railway arches just outside the city centre.

As of recently, they’ve also started to offer takeaway so you can order to your student flat.



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Address: 8, Railway Arches, Huddersfield HD1 5DL

3. Grappolo Italian Restaurant

Another widely popular restaurant in Hudds for both locals and students is Grappolo.

Despite being a little far out from the city centre in Lockwood, it’s worth taking a visit here for some delicious authentic Italian food.

If Mediterranean dishes like pizza, pasta, grilled steaks and risotto is what you’re after, then you’ll be in heaven with their extensive menu.

Specialities include their Pizza Rustica with calabrian nduja sausage, fennel and caramelised onions.

If you’re not a fan of spice, give their Calzone a try, filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and mushrooms.

Room for pudding? Munch down on their Sticky Toffee Pavlova – it’s not one to turn down!

The atmosphere here is just the best, with a warm and friendly setting where you can socialise with your pals and enjoy a late-night meal.


Address: 2 Water St, Lockwood, Huddersfield HD4 6EJ

4. The Ephesus Restaurant

If you’re on the lookout for some Turkish cuisine then head down to The Ephesus Restaurant.

You can’t go wrong with their traditional Turkish dishes like lamb kofte, chicken sauté, lamb moussaka, special mixed grill, and calamari.

The food here is fresh, full of exotic flavours and generously portioned so you and your friends can forget about cooking for one night and feast on some amazing scran.

There’s an everchanging menu which changes seasonally so you’ll for sure find something you like here.

Plus, they offer bottomless brunch if you want to make the most of unlimited drinks and unreal food – we mean, who wouldn’t?

If all of this wasn’t enough to tempt you to take a visit, they’re located on John William Street just a stone’s throw from Huddersfield Train Station.


Address: 52 John William St, Huddersfield HD1 1ER

5. Lala’s Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Huddersfield town centre in St George’s Square, Lala’s Restaurant is a must try if you love a good curry.

When it comes to their menu, they don’t disappoint with over 100 authentic Indian dishes for you to choose from – you surely won’t go hungry here!

For your main, the Meat Paneer is super popular amongst customers with succulent pieces of meat cooked in medium spices with Indian cheese and served with rice.

Not your kind of dish? Give their Chicken Tandoori sizzler a go with chicken Marinated in yoghurt, herbs and spices.

If you want to make the most of a nice get-together with friends, you can choose from a selection of beers, ciders and wines.

The food isn’t the only good part about this place, the interior is stunning which makes for a great dining experience.


Address: 5 St George’s Square, Huddersfield HD1 1LG

6. TJ Thai & Japanese Restaurant

If you’re studying in Huddersfield and haven’t tried TJ Thai & Japanese Restaurant out, then what are you playing at?

This place really pushes the boundaries when it comes to Thai and Japanese food with tons of authentic plates for you to munch upon.

The vibe of this place is colourful and relaxing with beautiful Asian interiors.

You’ll certainly have a unique dining experience whilst trying some of their lovely dishes like their Katsu chicken curry or their tofu tempura.

They even offer lunch time bento boxes, ramen bowls and fresh sushi too – is there anything they don’t have?!

Not to mention, they’re located in the town centre, so you don’t have to travel far for some good-tasting food to fill you up.


Address: 12-14 Wood St, Huddersfield HD1 1DG

7. Botafogo Grill Huddersfield

Botafogo Grill has been making a name for itself in Huddersfield – you’re missing out big time if you haven’t tried it!

Situated in the beating heart of the town centre on John William Street, this place prides themselves on providing great-tasting Brazilian dishes.

You really won’t find anywhere like it in West Yorkshire, as they bring the traditional Brazilian way of serving meats to the UK.

The way it works is simple, you can help yourself to their salad bar for salads, dips and toppings or order some nibbles to get started.

Then when you’re ready for your meat feast, simply turn your card to green and the chefs will start bringing out a selection of meats.

If you get full up or need a break, turn your card to red.

If you love a good all you can eat, this place does it with a twist for just £27.10.

Initially, it might seem a bit pricy, but you can eat as much of their fantastic food as you like – don’t mind if we do!


Address: 37 John William St, Huddersfield HD1 1ES

8. Med-one Restaurant

When it comes to Huddersfield restaurants, if you want to try an authentic taste of Lebanon then get yourself down to Med-one Restaurant.

Located on Westgate, it might be smaller than most in terms of size, but their menu is anything but small with so many delicious plates to feast on.

Firm favourites include the juicy Lamb Maqluba or the flavour-packed Med-One Moussaka.

If go big or go home is your motto, then give their Med One Special Board a go.

This dish comes with a creamy, oven-baked mashed potato, filled with mixed vegetables and your choice of meat, fish or vegetables and a topping of your choice.

For students living in the town centre, it doesn’t get much better than a nice meal with friends after a busy week, eh?

Take a visit here and you won’t regret it with a convivial atmosphere and good food, you can’t ask for much more!



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Address: 10-12 Westgate, Huddersfield HD1 1NN

Gheez, there’s such a good combination of restaurants in Huddersfield, with tons of options when it comes to dining out with your mates.

You can experience tastes from around the world whilst living in this West Yorkshire town – you’ll never want to leave!

Give us a shout out if you visit any of these eateries we’ve recommended @prestigestudentliving.

Here at Prestige, we offer luxury student accommodation in Huddersfield equipped with modern amenities and furnishings.

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