Posted by sthomas on November 18, 2016 11:41 am

There is a wide variety of places to eat in Huddersfield to suit everyone’s taste and style. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around Huddersfield to suit a student budget. There are plenty of student discount offers to be found and there are often off-peak offers throughout the week such as 50% off and happy hours which can make eating out a little less pricey.


Fast food

Just like most town centres, in Huddersfield, you can find all the standard fast food restaurants. A few cheap and cheerful student favourites are:

  • McDonald’s

Want’s not to love about McDonald’s? There is plenty of choice from chicken, burgers and wraps and all of which are very cheap. At the moment I am loving the BBQ Chicken BLT and the Chicken and Bacon wrap.

  • KFC

KFC is one of my favourite places to eat, you just can beat deep fat fried chicken! My go to food at KFC is the Boneless Banquet as its good value for your money.

  • Subway

Subway is a more ‘healthier’ fast food chain but is just as good. It’s also very good value for money which makes having your lunch here very cheap. My favourite meal is the Meatball Marinara.

  • Wimpy Burger

Remember Wimpy Burger? Yep, they are still around! This is a great alternative to McDonald’s as it provides you with a more restaurant feel without losing the great tasting burgers.


There are plenty of restaurants to suit every taste whether you want chicken, pizza or a steak.

  • Warehouse

Warehouse is the University of Huddersfield’s partnered bar and has plenty of facilities such as a beer garden, pool tables and plenty of TV screens to catch the latest sport. The food is very cheap which can make this the perfect place to grab something to eat even if you’re on a tight budget. I would recommend giving the Chicken Wings a try!

  • Nandos

If you love chicken, Nando’s is the place to be! What’s great about Nando’s is you can be daring as you want with the spiciness of your chicken. My favourite meal is Butterfly Chicken (plain) with a side of chips and coleslaw.

  • Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has a great menu and deals so you can enjoy the all the pizza goodness for less. They also have a lunch buffet which means you can help yourself to as much pizza as you like for a great price.

  • Slug and Lettuce

50% off on Mondays, what more do I need to say! Slug and Lettuce is a lovely restaurant and it is currently holding the title of the best steak I’ve had so far.

  • The Aspley

The Aspley is a fantastic restaurant that is located next to the canal. The food is good value for money and if you’re able to get a seat by the windows the view onto the canal is stunning.

  • Ox and Bone

A fantastically decorated restaurant with a good menu to go with it. They also have an early menu which can save you a few pounds if you don’t mind eating a little earlier.



Fancy and bit of everything? Why not head to a buffet and eat as much as your heart or stomach desires?

Here’s a few of my personal favourites:

  • Chinese Buffet

Chinese is my absolute favourite type of food so being about to eat as much of it as I like is just perfect. If you want to make it a little cheaper, going a lunch time can save you some money.

  • Botafogo Brazilian Grill

This is another favourite of mine as you can eat as much meat as you like without moving from your chair! You have a light on the table which you switch colours when you want more food. For the amount of meat, you could eat this is very reasonable priced. To avoid not getting a table remember to book before arriving.

Café’s and light bites

If you’re just wanting to grab a quick bite to eat here are a few student favourites’ coffee shops and cafes.

  • Queenies Coffee Shop

Queenies is a cute little coffee shop that has a small but good food menu. The food is very reasonable priced and with your student card you can get 10% off.

  • Epicure Bar and Kitchen

Epicure is very close to the University and has a very relax atmosphere. The food is reasonable priced and they have niche products as they specialise in a variety of different tea’s and coffees. A great place for a bite to eat with your friends in between lectures or with your family when they come to visit.

  • Greggs

Greggs is great if you love pastry treats. Very fast service and the food always tastes very nice. My go to treats are the Bacon Wrap and Yum Yums.

  • Panini Shack

I just can’t beat a good panini and I’ve found Panini Shack is the place to go. They have plenty of combinations for an affordable price.


Hopefully, this post gives you a good idea of where you can find the best food in Huddersfield either for a nice evening meal or a quick bite to eat on the go. If you have any questions about food places feel free to leave me a comment below.

– Sophie :)

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