It’s sushi served tapas-style at Blue Sakura, making this one of the most mouthwatering all you can eat options in Leeds. You’ll order from a tablet on your table, making it simplicity itself to get a virtual conveyor belt of deliciousness brought to you. It’s a greatest hits of Japanese cooking, with lovingly-prepared nigiri sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and moree on a weekend for lesser-spotted specialties like dreamy soft shell crab tempura.
Blue Sakura, 2-3 Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT. It’s ? from 12pm to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, ? from 4pm to pm Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, lunch is ?, Sunday evening ?. Friday and Saturday evenings is ?.
Meat – the final frontier. That’s what it can feel like when confronted with the sizzling skewers of steak that come flying out of the kitchen and on to your plate. Big South American flavours are to the fore at this legendary Brazilian steakhouse, and Fazenda will leave you fit to burst. Don’t overload on the excellent buffet choice – the truffle and parmesan fries are extremely addictive. Instead, save room for cuts like beef tri-tip, lamb rump and leg, chorizo sausages vivid with paprika and more out there options such as chicken hearts.
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, Waterman’s Place, 3 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4GL. Prices start from ? at lunch and ? at dinner.
The Sunday buffet at Thai Edge is truly a feast for the ages. Less than ?15 for freshly-prepared Thai dishes – there’s even live counter cooking so you can watch your pad Thai coming hot off the pass – feels like a steal. It’s even cheaper for students, who get ?1 off one of the best all you can eat feeds in Leeds. There are 20 dishes to pile into, spanning from crispy appetisers to refreshing salads, stir-fries, noodles, curry and rice dishes. There are plenty of veggie options in addition to duck, lamb, chicken and beef on the menu.
Thai Edge, New Portland Street, 7 Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3DA. It’s ? from 12pm to 3.30pm and ? from 5pm to 9.30pm.
Sakku delivers the all you can eat experience with no shortage of glamour and glitz. The dark lighting and smooth booths give the place a swish feel, and the food doesn’t let the vibe down. The menu is huge, ranging from nigiri to wonderful things coming fresh off the grill – the chicken yakitori are a solid selection but also give the mussels with spicy sauce a try. After that you can stuff yourself on udon noodles and gyoza, spicy tuna rolls and katsu curries. It’s worth coming in the evening for the specials – meltingly fresh sashimi and cured duck breast among them.
Sakku, 5 St. Peters Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AQ. Midweek lunches start from ?, weekends from ?. Dinner is ? from Monday to Thursday, ? on Friday and Saturday.
Christmas with all the bells and whistles. Twinkling lights strung from the rooftops, choirs singing yuletide songs and mugs of mulled wine supped in a festive ski lodge. Heartwarming tales of Christmases past and secret grottos that bypass the North Pole so the little ones can meet Santa in person and make their requests. That’s what we’re all craving, that’s what we’ve been missing, and this year, that’s what we’re getting as Leeds goes big on on the Christmas festivities.