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.

Mans Market, Leeds

Mans Market Chinese restaurant, Leeds

"So, when you want to order, just write what you want on these cards - this one for drinks and this one for food, and clip them on here, OK?", said the waiter, pointing upwards to a huge wooden clothes peg dangling from a wire above the table. It's a big peg, a very big [...]

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Five Guys, Bradford

Five Guys, Bradford

There was a time, not many years ago, when it looked like Bradford would be keeping the massive hole left there after the frenzied demolition of the bottom part of town. The plan was to build a new shopping centre, but the financial crash put paid to that. The space was left as rubble for [...]

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Fuji Hiro, Leeds

Fuji Hiro, Leeds

We wandered around town for a bit last Sunday, at a loose end, floating from record shop to record shop with nothing much to do. Eventually, we got hungry, and stood outside Jumbo Records, uncertain what to do. Leeds is blessed with a superb restaurant scene. There are dozens and dozens of first-rate places to go, [...]

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Bilbao Bar, Leeds

Bilbao Bar, Leeds

The new entrance to Leeds Station, the one that looks a bit like Kylo Ren from Star Wars if you look at it from a certain angle, has suddenly connected the waterfront area around Granary Wharf a little more successfully with the city. The trail down under the underpass and past the roar of the [...]

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Ox Club, Leeds

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Way, way back, I used to have a Saturday job in the centre of Leeds. This mainly involved constantly folding jumpers and failing to stop shoplifters, but it gave me one precious hour at lunchtime to wander in a big, arcing circle around the city, from one record shop to another. I'd inevitably end up in [...]

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