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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 - [...]
The bright, white paint on the walls was cleaner, and the lighting perhaps a little softer, than it might have been in the past, but this was definitely a prison cell, a prison cell transformed for one weekend only into a pop-up restaurant by the food collective We, the Animals. It was a strange evening right [...]
I try not to write anything about absolutely brand new restaurants, because opening a restaurant is hard, demanding, and things often go wrong, especially in the very early days. Fantastic dining experiences don't just spring into being - getting a plate of food from kitchen to table is a very long and expensive journey, and [...]