Mans Market Leeds Review

Food reviews are one of my favourite posts to write and I’m trying to do more in 2018. Whilst I enjoy being invited out to somewhere to do a review for you guys, I also like to go somewhere I’ve chosen and just review off my own back whilst (obviously) paying for my own food. This Mans Market Leeds Review is one of those, as I went here for lunch after a shoot a few weeks ago.

Their website describes the restaurant as ‘an accessible, new age, hip Chinese restaurant/bar concept developed in Leeds but inspired from Hong Kong’ and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. I didn’t know Mans Market was there until Sarah showed me the place but as soon as I walked down the stairs I forgot I was in Leeds city centre as the decor transported us straight into a different world. With a really relaxed vibe and an unusual, hassle free ordering system (see the peg hanging from the ceiling? You peg up a ‘Feed Me’ or ‘I’m thirsty’ sign to indicate you want to order food or drink, and a ‘I want to leave’ when you’d like your bill) this really is a no stress restaurant.

Ordering system at Mans Market Leeds

Feed Me sign at Mans Market Leeds

The food was delicious. We had Prawn Crackers to start and Sarah treated herself to a glass of Prosecco while I went for Apple Juice. I chose Mans Mountain Rice-a mountain of rice covered in a chicken, vegetable and creamy coconut sauce, with a side of Salt and Pepper Chips. My food cost £11.25 and I took half of it home for tea, so it’s a real bargain. My Dad did try it and found the sauce too sweet but I prefer slightly sweeter tastes and I really liked it.

Sarah chose the Super Greens with a side of Broccoli, Chilli and Ginger for £3.50 and really enjoyed hers too, though hers was a smaller portion so she was able to eat it all.

Table with Prawn Crackers at Mans Market Leeds

Food at Mans Market Leeds

Mans Mountain and Salt and Pepper Chips at Mans Market Leeds

I’m a big fan of the decor inside Mans Market too, which is why there are so many photos-this is somewhere I’d love to do a shoot with a photography client, if we could find a time when the restaurant was empty so we could sit at different tables. It’s really different to most places in Leeds.

Decor at Mans Market Leeds

Decor at Mans Market Leeds

Decor at Mans Market Leeds


Decor inside Mans Market Leeds

Signage at Mans Market Leeds

Decor at Mans Market Leeds

T-shirts for sale at Mans Market Leeds

Signage at Mans Market Leeds

Have you tried Mans Market before? Are you a Chinese food fan?



  1. March 9, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Love Chinese food 🙂 The Mans Market looks fab, not been to Leeds in far too long, need to take a trip over!

  2. March 9, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Thanks for this, Laura! Perfect that it’s in the Centre, so, I’ve got another place to try on my Leeds list! Really reasonably priced too!

    Kat x

  3. March 9, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Ooh I love Chinese food too and this looks like such an interesting and quirky place to eat! We are often in Leeds so I will bear it in mind!

  4. March 9, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Wow I love the decor it is so cool. I have read this at the wrong time of night as now I am craving a good meal.

  5. WhatLydDid
    March 9, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    I’m glad you love writing food reviews, because I love reading them! The peg idea is so clever, I hate having to stare the waiters down to get the bill!

  6. March 11, 2018 / 9:13 am

    Great atmosphere looking at your pics and it is not expensive at all! It looks like a good place to check out

  7. March 11, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I love Chinese food. It’s one of my favourite takeaways! Never been to Leeds though.

  8. March 11, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I LOVE the concept of this restaurant, it sounds so quirky and interesting. Plus I love Chinese food so that is a win win.

  9. March 11, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    You had me at coconut! That looks amazing and i love genuine street style food!

  10. March 11, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    We love chinese food but I’d never even heard of this, it looks incredible.

  11. March 12, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Looks amazing ! Not a Chinese food fan at all but that wouldn’t stop me having a look around . It looks amazing !

  12. March 13, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    It sounds great. We adore Chinese food! I love the peg idea!

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