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 […]

malamaison leeds restaurant January 15

Pink Gorilla and other 50% off Leeds foodie deals to chase away the January blues…

Hands up if you’re still on track with those new year resolutions you made so confidently whilst drunk three weeks ago. Yeah, thought as much. Unless you bugger off to Mexico or a European ski resort, January can be a bitch of a month to say the very least. Thankfully, it’s not all doom and […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 26

Leeds LaughterFEST 2015: Comedy marathon heading oop’ North

Leeds based comedy enthusiasts are in for a treat this October as LaughterFEST returns to the city for 11 days of top-drawer entertainment. Featuring a heady mixture of local and national talent, the festival runs between Thursday 1st -Sunday 11th October and will include acts as diverse as Cassetteboy, Paul Foot, and Bettakultcha, spanning every […]

the-alchemist-trinity September 11

Boozy Saturday brunch at The Alchemist: Breakfast and cocktails review

It’s been just over two years since The Alchemist flung open its grand entrance to the people of Leeds, instantly filling a gap in the market for those that like to enjoy adventurous cocktails in a decadent setting that looks more New York than Yorkshire. Now it’s hard to imagine the city without it and […]

September 09

Lazy Sunday pool, pints and pizza: Slate NQ review

What does it take to drag me away from my couch where I can eat rubbish and watch films all day on a lazy Sunday? Quite a lot actually. However, my arm can be twisted quite easily by a few beers, some comfort food and a few games of pool rounded off with some cocktails. […]