Restaurants

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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Meat Liquor, Leeds

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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The International, Bradford

The International curry house, Bradford

I said the other week that the standard of Asian restaurants in Bradford was on the slide.  It's not that there aren't good places out there, it's just that some of them don't seem to be trying very hard anymore. I forgot that whenever I say something like that, the opposite is normally proved right, [...]

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PIN, Leeds

PIN Dock Street Leeds

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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