Restaurants

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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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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Mumtaz, Bradford

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I got home from work last night and dumped my bag in the normal place, the place where it shouldn’t be. My son was loitering about, and there was something on his mind, something that he didn’t seem to want to ask. “Dad? Hmmm. Well, I was thinking that seeing as its just us, maybe we [...]

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Zaap Thai Street Food, Leeds

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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