Eating out and restaurant reviews and recommendations

Restaurant reviews and recommendations – good places to eat out in Leeds, Bradford, West Yorkshire in general and sometimes further afield.

Zaap Thai Street Food, Leeds

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Zaap Thai Street Food, Leeds

Well, I wasn't expecting that. A Thursday night, a lovely warm evening in Leeds, and a packed Thai restaurant that looked like it should be in the back streets of Bangkok, a chaotic place packed with people and life, Thai signs everywhere in a jumble of gaudy colours, and an open plan kitchen crewed by [...]

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Meat Liquor, Leeds

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Meat Liquor, Leeds

I'm on record as stating quite firmly that a burger cannot be classed as 'gourmet' in any way shape or form. It's not that a burger can't be good. It can be. It can be just the thing at times, but the thought of anywhere labelling their burgers as some kind of fine dining, gourmet [...]

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Bundobust, Leeds

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Bundobust, Indian beer cafe, Mill Hill, Leeds

Astonishing. Well, there are few things in life more certain than being disappointed by an over-hyped, over-played and over-done restaurant. It happens all the time - a new place opens, everybody gets all excited about it, but it turns out to be just OK ... not bad, not good, just OK, the sort of place [...]

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Shear’s Yard, Leeds

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Shears Yard restaurant, Wharf Street, Leeds

A long time ago, Leeds only had greasy spoon-type cafés , dodgy pubs, and the odd decent Italian, and that was about that. Then came Arts Cafe down on Call Lane. It served good food, good coffee, good wine, and a few decent bottled beers. It was a little bit - dare I say it - [...]

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