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Who has the best burgers in Leeds?


Dylan Mitchell

At the heart of Yorkshire is the bustling city of Leeds. It’s known for its vibrant nightlife and boasts a diverse food scene. While there are many different cuisines available, if you’re in the mood for a good burger then you’re in the right place. You can find some of the best burgers in Leeds with burger joints aplenty that cater to diverse tastes. 

From trendy eateries to quick and convenient burgers, the city has plenty to offer. In this blog we will look at the best burgers in Leeds in more detail with the best ambience, dining experience, and value for money for tastecard holders.


Located in the heart of Leeds, Manhatta combines an upscale dining experience with delicious burgers. There are a number of Manhatta branches to choose from in and around Leeds, including Greek Street, Headingley, Merrion Street and also just down the road in Harrogate

The Manhatta menu features a diverse range of options, from classic cheeseburgers to gourmet creations. Manhatta offers high-quality ingredients that burst with flavour. The menu offers a variety of options from the Deluxe Burger to the popular Burrow’s Burger which features smoked pancetta and Montgomery Jack cheese. You can also take your burger to the next level with different toppings and sweet potato fries. 

You can always count on Manhatta to provide a restaurant experience and atmosphere making it perfect for a casual meal or special occasion. Plus tastecard holders you can get 2 for 1 on meals.


If you’re looking for a rustic and inviting atmosphere that offers some of the best burgers in Leeds then look no further than Banyan. Banyan’s burger boasts a homemade quality with great value and inviting atmosphere. The Banyan Leeds branch is a vibrant and stylish restaurant and bar serving food and drink throughout the day. The building is the Old Post Office in the heart of Leeds. They offer an extensive food menu, bottomless brunches and a fabulous cocktail menu. 

Their burgers include the popular Deluxe Burger, the Burrows Burger and the Korean Fried Chicken Burger. There are also plant-free and vegetarian options available so if you have special dietary requirements then you can still enjoy a delicious and affordable meal.

And just in case Banyan’s prices weren’t already great value for money, tastecard holders can also get 2 for 1 on meals! Simply let your server know as you’re being seated. Other Banyan branches in Leeds include Banyan Roundhay.

Burger King

If you’re on the go and looking for a quick, convenient and delicious burger then why not head to Burger King? They’re renowned across the UK for offering some of the best burgers on the high street and unsurprisingly have some of the best burgers in Leeds. With multiple locations around Leeds, you can get exactly what your taste buds are craving wherever you are in the city. 

Another great thing about Burger King is that their offerings are consistent. So no matter which Burger King branch you head to, you can rely on their staple menu offerings. The timeless classic the ‘Whopper’ is most people’s favourite and is iconic for its flavour. But if you’re looking for something new to try then Burger King is always adding new menu options.

While Burger King is already known for its affordability and value for money, as a tastecard holder you can get 25% off your total bill. This excludes Friday and Saturday. There are several Burger King branches in Leeds, including Merrion Shopping Centre, Junction 1 Retail Park and Leeds York Road. All of which accept your tastecard and save you money!


Situated in the heart of Leeds’ vibrant food scene, Kismat offers a diverse menu inspired global flavours, including some of the tastiest gourmet burgers you can find. From the BIG Death by Pepperoni Burger to the BIG Mexican Burger, you’re in for some MASSIVE flavours at Kismat! If you have a vegetarian diet then there are plenty of options for you here too. Tuck into the BIG Mushroom Burger and enjoy a deliciously sweet dessert afterwards.

It isn’t just the burgers that make Kismat so popular, it’s colourful ambience makes it perfect for a vibrant, casual and fun dining setting. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxed dinner with friends or taking the kids out for a tasty bite to eat, Kismat is a great option. It’s also a lot more affordable with your tastecard too! You can get an amazing 2 for 1 meal when you head to Kismat with tastecard.

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