Bradford Food and Drink Experience

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Looking for Real Ale? Bradford district is home to numerous breweries, giving you ample opportunity to sample some excellent real ales. From the renowned Timothy Taylors in Keighley to smaller local breweries including the Bradford Brewery and Saltaire Brewery.

There are many great real ale pub, bars & cafés in Bradford where you can sample local ale. North Parade is home to numerous independent bars. The West End has seen a resurgence of new bars and don't forget the amazing real ale offer in pubs, bars and beer cafés across the district.

Keighley & Worth Valley Ale Trail takes beer lovers on a voyage of discovery from the bustling town of Keighley, via the Brontë hotspot of Haworth out into the Worth Valley, while sampling some delicious real ales.

... We'll drink to that!

TOP TIP - Head to Sunbridge Wells, The Tunnels for a extraordinary night out at Wallers Brewery, the Gin Bar, Rose & Crown and much more... !

Sunbridge Wells by (c) Rob Ford

Quick Tasty Bites in the City

My Thai Cafe

My Thai Cafe - Sunbridge Road, Bradford serves up a spread of traditional Thai dishes prepared from market-fresh spices and imported ingredients.

Thai Noodle Bar - Taste authentic Thai dishes full of flavour and freshly prepared on site by Thai chefs in the Oastler Centre.

Pizza Pieces - Long established traditional Pizzeria, popular with locals serving pizza by the slice.

Fafel 2 Go - A mouth watering Middle-Eastern cuisine, freshly made and prepared at their stall in the Oastler Centre.

Rooftop Cafe - Fresh locally sourced Food with a spectacular view of Bradford Cathedral.

Speciality Foods

If you are looking to sample some of the fresh local produce on offer there are local produce markets in Baildon, Ilkley, Saltaire and a number of fantastic butchers such as Robertshaw's Farm Shop and Lishman’s butchers.

Sing Kee Foods on North Parade, Bradford is a family-run business supplying a wide range of provisions from the Far East, from Chinese prawn/noodles, Thai rice Philippines spices, Japanese Prawn, Korean Hot & Spicy products

In Bradford's Oastler Market you will find Roswithas delicatessen - Family-run deli selling delicious cheeses, meats, sauces, pastas, international flavours amongst other delights.

So whatever your passion you will be able to find something to enjoy whilst visiting Bradford district.


At Bradford local produce markets shoppers can buy fresh locally produced food from fantastic regional suppliers, as well as take the time to meet the producers and growers of the food and taste samples


Saltaire Local Produce Market - 2nd Saturday of the month

Baildon Farmers Market - 4th Saturday of the month

Real Food Ilkley - 1st Sunday of the month


Top Tip, look out for Edward Street Bakery pop up events with bread, cakes, pies, and all that happy jazz.


Something Special

Laidler Bar
Make a trip to the theatre even more special with a meal in the Restaurant 1914. With views over City Park and a seasonal menu full of tempting dishes, it's the perfect spot for a pre-show bite to eat.  Upgrade your booking for any Alhambra Theatre show and gain access to the VIP Lounge.  A luxurious room that complements the splendour of the auditorium.
The Roof Garden at Piccolino in Ilkley is a fantastic place to dine and enjoy seasonal dishes from the grill while taking in views of the Ilkley Moors and The White Wells. With a retractable roof the Roof Garden will be the perfect place to dine alfresco come rain or shine!

The Box Tree restaurant based in Ilkley, offers an unforgettable food experience.  The restaurant features a collection of art and antiques which define the style and luxury.  The menu changes daily depending on seasonal availability.

The Waterside Bistro in Shipley has “a real touch of class”, writes Giles Coren in The Times.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a quintessential English ritual it is a beautiful tradition and a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. 

Relax and enjoy traditional afternoon tea

Something super special, in the tradition of finest English Afternoon Tea, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway serve Afternoon Teas in Pullman Cars on dates throughout the year.

Whether you're looking for a quiet café or the perfect restaurant to enjoy a delightful evening.....Find a great place to relax, eat, drink, unwind and be entertained – enjoy the best of Bradford with our guide to 'Food & Drink'.

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