Exterior view of Dastaan with clear glass windows, a tiled roof, and an outdoor seating area shaded by a large umbrella.


Michelin-recommended Dastaan brings fine Indian dining from London’s Mayfair to Leeds.

Illuminated signboard of Dastaan with a peacock feather design at night, above the entrance of a well-lit establishment with outdoor seating.

Dastaan is a fine dining Indian restaurant. Set over two floors, it offers a range of authentic dishes in a relaxed setting.

There are vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Assorted traditional dishes served at Dastaan, featuring savory pies, grilled kebabs, seasoned vegetables, and dipping sauces on wooden table.
  • Refreshing cocktail garnished with mint at Dastaan, surrounded by dried citrus slices and a bottle of La Maison Coloniale spirit.
  • Assorted traditional dishes at Dastaan featuring a creamy cocktail, a bowl of curry with a leaf garnish, basmati rice, crispy flatbread, and a dish of seasoned vegetables.
  • Exterior view of Dastaan restaurant at night with illuminated signboard, string lights on the roof, and visible diners inside through the glass windows.
  • Traditional South Asian meal at Dastaan featuring a crispy dosa, a bowl of spiced potatoes, a side of orange sauce, and a blue-colored drink garnished with a yellow flower.
  • Alt text: "A selection of grilled meats and diced vegetables on slate plates at Dastaan, ready to be served."

The Food

Dastaan offers a range of authentic Indian dishes from across the subcontinent.

Some of the best starters include samosas, chicken lollipops, and tandoori paneer tikka served with mint chutney.

Main courses feature traditional curries such as rogan josh and butter chicken, as well as innovative options like pork cheek vindaloo and methi chicken. Seafood lovers can enjoy lobster and prawn dosa or Malvani fish curry.

There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan items available, including baingan bharta, mushroom and spinach dishes, and jackfruit biryani. You can also try street food snacks like panipuri and dahi puri. And of course some tasty Naan bread twists.

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The Drink

Dastaan has a small but well-curated drinks menu, offering beers, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic options. Beers on tap come from local favourite Kirkstall Brewery, with additional bottled beers also available.

The cocktail list includes both classic and innovative options, such as the Dastaan Mule which puts an Indian twist on the Moscow Mule.

For non-drinkers, there are mocktails and specialty drinks like lassi.

The Place

Split over two floors, the ground floor is busy with bright lights while the top-floor is suited for a more intimate dining experience.

The restaurant also has room for private events with separate bar that can cater up to 30-people.

The Location

Dastaan is located on Otley Road in the Adel area of Leeds. The restaurant is a short drive from the city centre.

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Where to Park

Free parking behind the restaurant.


Dastaan is a single step entry. The restaurant is not suitable for a wheelchair user.

Opening Times

Monday: 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Thursday: 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Friday: 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 12:30 - 10:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 - 10:30 PM

Delivery Options

Collection and delivery are available.

Note from Discover Leeds: Where possible we suggest contacting directly and/or collecting as third party delivery companies take a large cut.

What To Do Next

After enjoying the modern Indian cuisine at Dastaan, guests can take a stroll through the nearby Golden Acre Park. The large green space features beautiful gardens and scenic walking trails.

Those looking to continue the night can visit the vibrant shops and restaurants located just down the road on Otley Road, like The Three Horseshoes Headingley.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at Dastaan?

Yes you can eat in/dine in at Dastaan.

Does Dastaan have an outside seating area?

No unfortunately Dastaan does not have an outside seating area.

Does Dastaan offer takeaway?

Yes Dastaan does offer takeaway for delivery. They also accept collections. Why not pop in and grab it yourself?

How do I order Dastaan delivery online in Leeds?

There are a number of ways to order delivery online from Dastaan. Take a look at their delivery options to see what works best for you.

Can I order Dastaan delivery in Leeds with Deliveroo?

Yes, delivery is available for Dastaan on the Deliveroo app. You can find what they offer on the Dastaan Deliveroo page.

Can I order Dastaan delivery in Leeds with Just Eat?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Dastaan through Just Eat in Leeds.

Can I order Dastaan delivery in Leeds with Uber Eats?

No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Dastaan through Uber Eats in Leeds.

Is Dastaan delivery available near me?

Delivery might not be available completely across Leeds. We would recommend checking their website, or with the particular service that you would be ordering from.


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