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Adel Area Guide

Adel is a beautiful suburb of West Yorkshire, just 5 miles from the busy Leeds City Centre. With great restaurants, bars, gyms and parks there is plenty to do in the quaint town.

Adel is admired for its rural countryside feel and the perfect place to raise a family due to great school connections. It’s close to the popular areas of Cookridge and Weetwood.

Food and drink

Adel has some truly amazing places to eat and drink, both in Adel itself and also in the surrounding areas. Below you can find the details of some of our favourites. 


A cosy restaurant serving modern Indian cuisine, recommended by the Michelin Guide & AA Rosette.

Tuana Bistro 

Tuana specializes in Turkish and Greek cuisine, serving light bites throughout the say and an extensive evening menu. 

Lawnswood Arms

A great family-friendly traditional pub with a lovely atmosphere and great food menu to browse. 


In Nearby Cookridge…

Residence 74 cafe and bar

A coffee, bar & kitchen serving delicious artisan wood-fire roasted coffee, best known for incredible brunch and lunch options. 

Gusto Italian

Gusto's contemporary Italian menu takes fresh, carefully selected, simple ingredients to create great wholesome food. 


In Nearby Weetwood…

Stables bar

Weetwood Hall's onsite pub, The Stables, is the ideal place to hang out with friends over a pint of craft beer or glass of wine. 


Adel has all the shops you need to live comfortably, great small supermarkets and only a short journey into Leeds city centre for more shopping. 


Woodend’s of Adel

A local, independent, family butchers in Adel, Leeds.


Leeds House of Flowers

A friendly local florist with something for every budget and occasion. 



A popular pet shop selling a range of food, toys, bedding and other supplies for different types of furry friends so getting ready to spoil them. 



Supermarket selling groceries and alcohol in a small convenience shop. 



Supermarket selling groceries & household goods, with a focus on social responsibility. Famous for its robots that deliver groceries to the local area! Yes really!

Healthy & Wellbeing


Feel Good Health Club

A fully equipped gym, a large swimming pool with a spa bath, you can also enjoy steam rooms and saunas to relax in after a work out. 


Holt Park Active

Holt Park Active is a fully inclusive facility for people of all ages abilities offering multi-sports and activities for the people of Leeds.


In Nearby Cookridge:

Cookridge Hall Health Club

A Bannatyne gym boasting two levels of top-notch gym equipment, exercise classes, pool, sauna and steam room. Offering spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales, they also have a lovely restaurant. 

Park and Attractions

Adel Dam Nature Reserve

A stunning wetland nature reserve with high canopy trees and a large lake, always guaranteed to be hosting kingfishers.


Adel Bedquilts Recreation Ground

A large area of playing fields, great for playing sports and having picnics or walking the dog.


Golden Acre Park

A popular park, well known for its circular lakeside walk, wonderful gardens and popular tea rooms. Golden Acre park is on the A660 between Adel and Bramhope.



Transport links

Adel is 5 miles from Leeds City Centre, while Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 3 miles away.

Adel sits half a mile in each way in between the Headingley and Horsforth train stations, where trains to Leeds run every half an hour until just most days all the way up until 11pm.

A few major bus routes that go between Leeds and Otley stop in Adel.