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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 […]

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 […]

December 03

Pintura Basque Kitchen and Bar: Winter menu review

Pintura entered the competitive Leeds restaurant scene early in 2015, becoming an instant hit with punters with its bold twist on Basque style tapas. The fact that they also happen to have a rather awesome Gin Bar downstairs didn’t go unnoticed either, proving popular with the city’s booze connoisseurs. Having eaten here on two previous […]

November 06

Revolucion de Cuba review: A fiery addition to Leeds ever growing bar scene

The relatively recent closures of Elbow Rooms and Baracoa Luxe Bar left a huge gap in the lower Call Lane market, especially when you consider the huge area of space these venues occupied. Thankfully, a big-market player in the shape of Revolucion de Cuba has finally landed in Leeds, and the recent press night I […]