Eating out

How to order pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain

August 26, 2013
Food in San Sebastián, Spain

We spent some time in Donostia San Sebastián in northern Spain, a beautiful city renowned for its food, and held by many to be the culinary capital of the region, if not the whole of Spain. Why, then, did we spend a couple of perplexing evenings eating some of the worst food I’ve ever ordered […]

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Fish& takeaway and canteen

July 13, 2011
Fish & - mobile fish and chip takeaway and canteen.  Sustainable fish and chips with a twist.

Fish&…that sounds interesting. Go on, then, what is it? It’s quite a clever little idea. A nice, blue mobile fish and chip van that rocks up at festivals, parties, events and the like. We stumbled across it at the glorious Kirkstall Festival the other weekend…a sunny day, fantastic live bands in the Abbey’s cloisters, fairground, […]

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The Midnight Bell, Leeds…could do better?

January 29, 2011
The Midnight Bell, Leeds Brewery's flagship pub

In retrospect, last Wednesday evening wasn’t the best night for our first visit to the Midnight Bell. The presence of Arsenal football club at nearby Elland Road for an FA Cup replay against the mighty Leeds United meant that the Bell was packed to the rafters with Leeds fans out for a pre-match drink before […]

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Sela Restaurant, Leeds

December 31, 2010
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I’m not very good at planning things properly, which is how we ended up at Sela the other night. It was quite accidental. We’d planned to eat at The Reliance, but found it stuffed to the rafters with Christmas party type people, with a table waiting list that may have stretched into January.  So, we […]

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PIN, Leeds

November 13, 2010
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Leeds Brewery have been quietly expanding in Leeds over the last few years. They’ve now got four pubs and bars, each with a distinct identity and reason. PIN is their ‘contemporary cafe bar’, a small bar and restaurant tucked away on Dock Street, just over the river. Given that PIN is a Leeds Brewery bar, […]

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Il Leoncino, Centro Storico, Rome

October 23, 2010
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The Romans have a slightly different way with pizza. Their bases are thin and crisp, in contrast to the softer and fuller Neapolitan style. A good Roman pizza will crack at the edges when you bend it, and if it’s cooked properly, the edges will be scorched. Finding a decent pizza in Rome isn’t difficult […]

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