Category Archives: Reviews

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 09

Bombay badboy hits up Headers: Khana Bombay Café review

If there’s one thing Leeds has never been short of, it’s top-notch curry houses. There’s plenty of places to get a good old ruby here and the likes of Bundobust and Tharavadu have stepped up to the game recently with a fresh twist on a much loved cuisine, leaving the big chains for dust. Now, it’s […]

October 10

Stockdales of Yorkshire review: New restaurant raises the steaks in Leeds

South Parade has just added a brand new steakhouse to its already impressive selection of Leeds finest restaurants, but is it any good? I showed up to the press launch half expecting to find at least minor teething problems, but this wasn’t to be the case – Stockdale’s of Yorkshire turned out to be a […]

October 05

Bar Soba review: Pan Asian perfection

I admit to being taken aback in early 2015 when I heard a new bar brand was heading to Leeds from Glasgow to serve up pan-Asian street food. We’ve got plenty of decent Thai, Japanese and Chinese restaurants here as it is, so what could Bar Soba really bring to the table? Well, first off […]