Top lunches around Wetherby, North Leeds and Horsforth

Discover the best spots for food and drinks between Wetherby, North Leeds and Horsforth for the elderly with excellent facilities for those who may have accessibility issues.

The very best part of being a Home Instead client is the opportunity to get out and about with the support of our care professionals on any one of their scheduled visits. We carefully match our clients and they are all drivers and so they can provide so much more than the highest quality care inside the home. This could include a trip to a local cafe, park or both!  We personalise our care service around every clients’ needs with the priority around ensuring they have the freedom to choose how they spend their time.

We know that maintaining good mobility and nutrition in later life is hugely important as this can help support muscle mass, can boost immunity and help prevent or reduce the risk of certain medical conditions such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.  Trips out in the fresh air supports a positive mental health and a way to connect with the great outdoors, meet people and enjoy life! Exploring your local area and getting out of the house, maybe going for a coffee with friends or having lunch out can also help to prevent loneliness and isolation. We have compiled a list of the best cafes or places to visit or to eat out between Wetherby, North Leeds and Horsforth, based on our experience providing care to the elderly in Leeds. Whether you want to enjoy an ice cream at a local ice cream parlour or to enjoy a slice of cake with a gorgeous view, there is something for everyone.

The Wetherby Whaler, Wetherby
18 Market Place, Wetherby, LS22 6NE

Starting over 50 years ago, the Wetherby Whaler is a Yorkshire institution! With several cafes and take aways across Yorkshire, this fish and chip restaurant is well loved in the area. The Wetherby shop has both a take-away and a café, however the café is upstairs so it may be better for those with limited mobility to get a takeaway and enjoy this delicious food in the comfort of your own home or if you can’t wait to get home, having them in the car! They always taste better, hot and straight out of the paper!

Pomfrets of Wetherby, Wetherby
9 The Shambles, Wetherby, LS22 6NG

Located in the Shambles, Wetherby, built in 1811 as shops and later used as a market, Pomfrets serves a range of brunch dishes, sandwiches and homemade cakes. This little gem in the centre of Wetherby is a wonderful café with a charitable heart, having supported local children in need of medical treatment and having employed Ukrainian refugees within their café.

Cromwells Bar and Kitchen, Collingham
Harewood Road, Collingham, Wetherby, LS22 5NZ

Named after Oliver Cromwell who is believed to have spent the night here during the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, this pub serves a range of classic favourites including Sunday Roasts. Alternatively, why not try their lunch menu featuring sandwiches, salads and pizzas. When the sun is out, there is also a great beer garden to enjoy!

The Milk Churn Ice Cream Parlour, Scarcroft
Beech Grove Farm, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds, LS14 3HQ

The home of ‘Fresh Yorkshire Gelato’! The milk and cream is produced locally on their own farm and is delivered across Leeds to homes and businesses. As a century-old farm, the Milk Churn originally started by transforming excess milk into gelato. Their ice cream is delicious as are their milkshakes, plus you can also get a range of lunch options and homemade cakes from their cafe. Why not try their scones and jam with fresh cream from the farm! There is a great playground on site plus everyone loves ice cream so there is fun for all the family here! It can get busy however during school holidays though so bear that in mind when planning any trips here. Fun fact: the farm is very environmentally conscious and the cow slurry produced on the farm is used in an anaerobic digester to create electricity for the farm and café!

Muddy Boots Café, Harewood
Church Lane, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LJ

Located in the Village Hall in Harewood, this café is a great starting point for anyone wanting to go for a walk along the accessible paths of the Harewood Estate with a takeaway coffee. Alternatively, this café serves brilliant food, from breakfast and breakfast sandwiches to lunch complete with an alcohol beverage if you should want! They also offer Bistro Nights during evenings with set menus should you prefer a more formal dinner setting to enjoy this venue.

The Lakeside Café, Roundhay Park
Roundhay Park, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2JL

Located alongside Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park – one of Europe’s largest parks covering 700 acres with lakes, formal gardens, playgrounds and glass houses, this café has wonderful views across the lake and park. Serving breakfast, lunch and an extensive range of cakes, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshment before or after a walk around the accessible paths on the lake. It is closely located to one of the main carparks as well as the children’s play area which helps to keep the grandchildren entertained! There is even a takeaway kiosk should you want to take something with you as you set off on your adventure around the park!

York Gate Garden Café, Adel
Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW

Discover this beautiful Grade II listed National Heritage Garden created over 50 years ago by the family living in York Gate. The gardens have been created as a series of interlinked ‘rooms’ with different views. Whilst the gardens are not suitable for wheelchairs, the café is and serves breakfast and lunch favourites including sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soup plus a wide selection of cakes. Discover the tranquillity of these gardens whilst enjoying afternoon tea overlooking the Mediterranean Sunken Garden. The café and gardens are open Wednesday to Sunday year-round plus they even have a plant nursery and gift shop to explore.

Golden Acre Park Café, Adel
Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 8BQ

Overlooking the park gardens, the café in Golden Acre Park provides delicious refreshments to be enjoyed inside the café or taken around the beautiful park and lake on the accessible paths. Open daily, the café is located by the rock and cottage gardens and enables you to discover where the former miniature railway was located as part of the original amusement park built in the 1930’s (based on the Coney Island park in New York) which was complete with swimming pool, boating lake and zoo. The café serves a variety of sweet and savoury treats and is a perfect way of ending a quick stroll around the lake.

Corner Cup Café, Bramhope
1 Tredgold Avenue, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 9BS

This charming little coffee shop in the heart of Bramhope serves delicious food that is locally produced including a range of breakfast treats, lunch classics such as soup and sandwiches as well as ploughman’s boards and wonderful cakes. A firm favourite with cyclists heading to or from Pool Bank, this café is definitely one to explore! In addition, why not browse the shop to discover their delicious range of Yorkshire foods and beautiful gifts from local producers.

Welcome In Community Centre and Café, Leeds
55 Bedford Drive, Leeds, LS16 6DJ

As part of the OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) community centre, supporting over 60s in the area, why not participate in one of their classes such as chair-based exercise before taking on delicious refreshments in the café. Open Wednesday to Friday, the food is all homemade and includes sandwiches, soup, loaded jacket potatoes and other seasonal specials along with amazing cakes.

Residence 74, Cookridge
74 Otley Old Road, Leeds, LS16 6LQ

Serving a wide brunch menu including a variety of egg dishes, pancakes and full English breakfasts, Residence 74 is the perfect spot to grab some food in Cookridge. If brunch isn’t your thing, they also offer a variety of lunch options such as sandwiches and salads and have an evening menu that is Greek-inspired. This is a great little spot to enjoy breakfast at any time of the day – if the weather is sunny, you can even enjoy the food on their terrace!

Brownlee Arms, Horsforth
24 Long Row, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5AA

This lovely country pub is named in honour of the Olympic medal winning Brownlee brothers who grew up in the local area. There is a large seating area serving pub classics along with lunchtime favourites and brunch dishes. On Sundays, they offer roast dinners with all the trimmings, plus they even have a Yorkshire pudding wrap that’s available for the rest of the week. This is a great pub that is suitable for all the family.

Truly Scrummy, Horsforth
92 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4AP

Found along the main street in Horsforth, Truly Scrummy lives up to the name! Serving Yorkshire sweet and savoury treats along with breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soup and deli platters, this is a great café right in the heart of this lovely town. Why not enjoy afternoon tea or book onto their Yorkshire Tapas evening before exploring their Yorkshire deli!

“This farm shop serves the best ice cream in Yorkshire! We even get our milk delivered from here as well. It’s great being able to bring my grandma here and the play area keeps my children entertained too.”

Care Manager – Home Instead Wetherby

There are so many local providers supporting wonderful cafés and lunchtime gems around Wetherby and North Leeds. Whether you want to enjoy great cakes, love ice cream or want to enjoy lunch with a view, there are some great cafes and pubs to enjoy!

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