Category Archives: Food and Drink

ox club leeds April 02

Brunch review: Ox Club at Headrow House, Leeds

In Leeds today, there’s brunch and then there’s brunch at the Ox Club. Situated at Headrow House, which reopened back in 2015 after an almighty transformation, this restaurant has been something of a slow-burner in terms of word of mouth popularity. I began to hear glowing reviews a few months back, and so an invitation […]

March 25

A carnivore’s fiesta in Leeds: Bem Brasil review

The Brazilian Rodizio trend has hit Leeds in a big way, and so I’m surprised it took me so long to venture into Bem Brasil on the newly revitalised Greek Street. Thankfully, the many positive word of mouth reviews I’d received were justified, and it proved to be a worthy visit. For those not familiar […]

March 01

Chida Cantina: The best tacos and tequila in Leeds?

When I hear the news that a bar or restaurant has shut down in Leeds, I often find myself thinking ‘Yeah, well it was a bit shit wasn’t it?’ But, this of course wasn’t the case with Sandinista. The Latin-inspired watering hole had become part of the furniture in the thriving Northern Quarter, and so […]

February 13

The Cocktail Experience press preview: Leeds set for a boozy treat

Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than an evening at Aspire drinking the finest cocktails Leeds has to offer? Yes, The Cocktail Experience is back after a blistering sell-out event last October, and like all the best sequels, it promises to be bigger, better, bolder and boozier (think more […]

October 13

Distrikt, Leeds review: Tour de force tapas menu is a triumph

There’s never been a better time to be a tapas fan in Leeds than right now. In the past five years we’ve seen an influx of awesome new-players hit the scene, meaning there’s very little space for sub-par chains in 2016 – anyone remember La Tasca? With everything from traditional style, to Basque and fusion […]

September 19

Leeds newest fine dining experience: Vice and Virtue review

The Northern Quarter is arguably Leeds hottest nightspot right now, with a popular bar to suit every demographic. Hipsters, students, Indie kids, hens, stags and trendies are all well-serviced with ale and cocktails galore and every kind of gourmet burger you can imagine. However, the area has never dipped its toe into the fine dining […]

May 26

Cannon and Cannon @ Friends of Ham review

Once you’ve got a degree in gin, where do you go? Okay, so tell a lie – I attended Old Tom’s Gin Kitchen a few weeks back to sample their goods and received a quite brilliant lesson on the history of booze. I feel that sort of makes me an expert. Well, imagine my delight […]

May 15

Fine mother’s ruin at Old Tom’s Gin Kitchen

An invitation to a Tuesday night history lesson would usually be met with a polite ‘thanks but no thanks – see you next Tuesday’, however, given it was to be held at Old Toms Gin Kitchen, I was sold. So, off I went like the freeloading blogger that I am, to sample the latest wares offered by […]

April 22

Mr Nobody review: Mysterious chef whips up a culinary treat

When you scan a menu that includes dishes as diverse as Flank of Royal Beef Estate, Stonebass Fish and Scraps and Frogs Legs, you know your taste buds are in for a treat. The elusive Mr Nobody arrived on Lower-Briggate last month, and has managed to bring the good people of Leeds something fresh, with […]

dj oracle bubbles and brunch April 13

Bubbles and Brunch: Oracle review

Dubai and London have been championing the boozy brunch culture for years, but it has only really taken off in Leeds in the last six months or so. Perhaps it all seemed a little pretentious and poncey for us no-nonsense northerners, but we finally seem to be warming to its charms. Oracle Bar launched their […]