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Roundhay Area Guide

Roundhay is one of the most sought after suburbs to live in the North of England. With a wide range of grand detached houses along tree-lined streets, terraced houses steeped in period features and modern apartments looking over the beautiful Roundhay Park.

Roundhay is becoming more popular with professionals in Leeds because of the ideal location, rural feel and its great selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.

There is no shortage of outstanding schools, nurseries and kids activities in and around Roundhay, making it perfect for families. Scroll to the bottom and select schools on our interactive map to see them all.

Roundhay Park is a well-known venue for a number of events including the largest annual bonfire and firework display in Leeds, as well as music festivals and food and drink festivals.

There are a number of sporting facilities around Roundhay including tennis courts, numerous golf courses nearby, and a bowling green. These compliment the numerous yoga studios, gyms and the weekly parkrun that takes place in Roundhay Park.

Food and drink

Roundhay has a great range of places to eat and drink out, whether you’re looking for a quiet meal or a night out - you’ll find the perfect spot. Below you can find the details of some of our favourites. 

Banyan bar & kitchen 
Bar & restaurant offering beautiful food and stylish cocktails. Fills up quickly in the good weather with its spacious outside area. 

San Carlo - Flying Pizza

Flying Pizza has been a firm fixture on the Leeds dining and social scene since its foundation in 1974. The terrace, studded with beautifully lit olive trees, is open all year round and is the most stylish place to be seen on Street Lane.

The Roundhay Fox 
A lovely pub with cosy seating, fires in the winter and a hearty menu of pub classics. 

The Deer Park
A recently refurbished gastropub serving great food and premium drinks. 

The Lakeside cafe
Situated on the edge of Waterloo Lake, the café offers some wonderful scenery and a breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and children’s menu. 

Pizza Express
You’ll discover a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a fantastic al fresco area for the warmer months. 

Rand Coffee
An independent family owned specialty coffee company. 

The Olive Branch
Turkish and Mediterranean flavours and outstanding service in a cosy restaurant.

Gyms & studios

North Studio Leeds
Recently opened, this modern studio offers a selection of yoga classes downstairs and tough HIIT classes upstairs. 

David Lloyd Leeds
While officially in Moortown, the location makes it convenient for Roundhay residents. It features a modern gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa, tennis & squash courts and a dedicated kids area.

Parks & activities

Roundhay Park 
One of the biggest parks in Europe. Two lakes, two playgrounds, formal gardens, land train, a folly castle and plenty of accessible paths. Great to take the kids or go for a long Sunday stroll. 

Canal Gardens 
Canal Gardens are beautifully-maintained walled gardens just across the road from the main park.

Tropical World
This rare paradise offers Leeds residents’ and tourists the opportunity to experience different zones around the world including tropical and desert areas with native flora and fauna as well as small animals, butterflies and birds.


There is a great parade of shops on Street Lane which includes Share Jewellers, Daisy Chain Florists, Daniel Footwear and there are two Co-ops and a small Sainsbury’s for groceries on Street Lane or a Marks & Spencer’s food hall in Moortown at the bottom of Street Lane.

For artisan breads and specialist ingredients there is Haley & Clifford on Street Lane or the Lidgett Lane Larder just a few minutes from the centre of Roundhay.

Transport links

Just five miles from the city centre with buses every 10 minutes, Roundhay offers and easy commute into the city. Near the A6120, it is also easy to reach the M1 and M62 for anyone working further afield or travelling. Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than half an hour away.