Multi-award winning Keralan cuisine with exceptional service in a lively city centre restaurant.

Exterior view of Tharavadu restaurant at night, showcasing illuminated signage, award stickers, and cultural decorations in the windows.

Tharavadu is an award-winning Indian restaurant located in Leeds city centre specialising in Kerala cuisine. Known for its flavourful dishes, lively atmosphere, and exceptional service, the restaurant offers an array of seafood, vegetarian, and meat selections along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

There are vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Assorted traditional Indian dishes and glasses of wine on a table at Tharavadu restaurant.
  • Elegant dining setup at Tharavadu with tables arranged with glassware and cutlery, under a ceiling adorned with a large, artistic map mural.
  • Crispy cone-shaped dosa on a banana leaf with savory filling at Tharavadu restaurant.
  • Assorted traditional Indian dishes served at Tharavadu, featuring curries, grilled fish, and bread, accompanied by glasses of red and rosé wine.
  • Interior of Tharavadu restaurant showing dining tables set with glasses and napkins, warm lighting, and walls decorated with colorful murals depicting landscapes.
  • Elegant dining setup at Tharavadu with tables adorned with wine glasses and cutlery under warm ambient lighting and a ceiling painted with cultural artwork.
  • Beer taps with various labels including Cobra and Monsoon at Tharavadu bar, with blurred background of bottles on shelves.
  • A variety of spirits and liquor bottles on wooden shelves at Tharavadu bar, with focus on gin and rum brands, and blurred beer taps in the foreground.

The Food

Tharavadu serves authentic Keralan cuisine, focused on seafood, vegetarian dishes, and chicken. Signature items include Meen Pollichathu, a popular Tilapia fish dish wrapped in banana leaves and grilled, served with a spicy sauce.

Tharavadu also offers dosa, a thin crispy pancake made from rice and lentil batter, stuffed with aromatic chutneys and masala. Main courses showcase complex flavors and spice balances rather than heat intensity.

The restaurant accommodates dietary restrictions, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available.

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The Drink

Tharavadu offers a selection of beers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks to complement the food.

Popular drinks include Indian beer brands such as Kingfisher. The restaurant also serves wine, with the wine list specifically selected to pair well with the complex, spicy flavours of the dishes.

In addition to standard soft drinks, Tharavadu provides specialty Indian beverages like lassi as well as hot drinks including masala chai tea.

The Place

Tharavadu offers a lively, energetic atmosphere with a constant buzz of activity. The modern venue features floor-to-ceiling windows and polished wood floors.

Tharavadu derives from a term denoted to a joint family home. It means family which keeps the values of tradition. Something the restaurant holds at its core when it comes to its Kerala cuisine.

The Location

Tharavadu is located at 7-8, Mill Hill in Leeds city centre, close to Leeds train station. The restaurant is in the heart of the city with good access to public transport links.


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Tharavadu has a wheelchair accessible entrance, enabled by the use of a ramp. It’s worth notifying the restaurant before your visit of this.

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 dining at Tharavadu, explore the vibrant city centre of Leeds. The restaurant is conveniently located next to Leeds train station, providing easy access to attractions across the city.

    For some retail therapy,  visit the modern Trinity Leeds shopping centre just a 10-minute-walk-away. The large complex houses over 120 shops, restaurants and cafés.

    As the sun sets, why not continue their evening by sampling some of Leeds’ iconic nightlife. With a lively mix of bars nearby like the classy Farrands Bar, you have no shortage of options!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you eat in at Tharavadu?

    Yes you can eat in/dine in at Tharavadu.

    Does Tharavadu have an outside seating area?

    No unfortunately Tharavadu does not have an outside seating area.

    Does Tharavadu offer takeaway?

    Yes Tharavadu does offer takeaway for delivery. They also accept collections.

    Can I order Tharavadu delivery in Leeds with Deliveroo?

    No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Tharavadu through Deliveroo in Leeds.

    Can I order Tharavadu delivery in Leeds with Just Eat?

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

    Can I order Tharavadu delivery in Leeds with Uber Eats?

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

    Is Tharavadu 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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