Heading to the Bradford Classic 
this weekend?
Here's our guide to the best food & drink venues in the area...

Heading to the Bradford Classic this weekend? Here’s our guide to the best places to eat and drink nearby.

The Bradford Classic 2019 looks set to be the biggest and best show yet. The popular classic car show, now in its 15th year has more cars and more events than ever before.

Highlights include a screening of the Italian Job at The Light Cinema on the opening night (Friday 16th August), and Classics on the Broadway, A collection of modern and classic racing cars from a wide range of motorsport disciplines.

On Saturday 130 cars from around the world will be on view in City Park.

If that’s got you feeling peckish try some of these awesome venues…all within a stones throw of the action.

For a light lunch

Bears Den

Just over the road in Sunbridge Wells, Bears Den serve up the very best local charcuterie and cheese boards, grilled cheese sandwiches their own ‘bear’ style seasonal bruschetta toast. Their ingredients are sourced from independent Bradford suppliers where possible, many of them in the city’s bustling Oastler market and St James’ trade market. They have an awesome beer selection too!

The Canteen

Social enterprise cafe The canteen serves delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches and sweet treats to eat in or have on the go and the bright and modern setting provides a great place to meet for a catch up.


A small but perfectly formed cafe bar and gallery set in Bradford’s historic merchants quarter, Guzelian is an intimate venue right in the heart of Little Germany. Guzelian provide a variety of services throughout the day – try their breakfast, lunch, evening tapas or Sunday roast, all freshly cooked behind the bar.


Lefteris Café specialise in fresh bread, cake, great coffee and tasty sandwiches. Terence and the team have trained hard and travelled far in the name of artisan bread, and it shows in the product, which is fresh authentic proper bread and patisserie. Sandwiches are made to order and you can enjoy a range of freshly prepared daily specials.

For Coffee and cake



Conveniently located in City Park, Cake’ole offer a wide selection of cakes and treats not to be found anywhere else, all nicely wrapped in a setting as unique as their menu. While cake is their passion, The Cake’ole is well known for excellent afternoon teas and a wide range of loose leaf teas, crazy drinks and extensive range of milkshakes.

Plant one on me

Plant One on Me is a unique house plant shop and tea room based near the entrance to Sunbridge Wells on Upper Millergate. You can enjoy a selection of hot drinks and cake, with a range of teas and traditional fresh press coffee on offer. Especially enjoyable sat in the calming plant-filled environment listening to music from their vintage vinyl collection.

Media Cafe  

Located in the National Science and Media Museum, the Media Café is a great place to stop and re-charge your batteries. There’s an extensive menu including handmade pizzas, jacket potatoes, soups, deli sandwiches and salads plus delicious homemade cakes and kids’ meal deals.

St Georges Hall

Located on the ground floor of the newly refurbished St George’s Hall, The Café is the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink and cake, whilst relaxing in the comfortable and stylish surroundings which celebrate the venue’s rich heritage.

For a Meal  

Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel offers afternoon tea which includes a selection of traditional sandwiches, delicious scones with jam, clotted cream and strawberries and a selection of cakes. Prosecco can also be added for special occasions.


Napoleons award-winning 120 seater restaurant offers a contemporary dining experience in elegant surroundings. Set apart from our casino you can enjoy a relaxing dinner before heading up to try your luck on the casino tables or enjoy a drink at one of the bars.

My Lahore

A British-Asian experience offering everything from karahis to chicken burgers, lassis to lasagne, and samosas to stir-frys.

Restaurant 1914

Restaurant 1914 serves a truly mouth-watering menu packed with a range of enticing delights such as tempura king prawns, baked camembert, mushroom stroganoff and slow roasted pork belly. It also offers a range of delicious deserts including treacle tart with clotted cream.

For a few beers 

Sunbridge Wells

Bradford’s ‘underground quarter’ features nine independent bars and restaurants, all in keeping with the history and ambience of the historic tunnels. 

Brick Box Rooms

The Brick Box Rooms is an arts bar and venue in Ivegate, the oldest street in Bradford city centre. Formerly a butchers and a pie shop, it’s now a place where you can see exhibitions and events, as well as calling in for a quiet drink or even a dance when the mood takes you.

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