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.

Santo António de Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

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Santo Antonio de Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

In Lisbon, there's a part of the city where your map isn't likely to help you. It's a dense warren of narrow cobblestoned streets and alleyways spread across a hillside. Take one turn, then another, then another, before realising you're right back where you started. The only certainty is that some streets lead generally uphill, and others [...]

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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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