Why Liz swapped corporate life for cakes as her Leeds business expands

A self-diagnosed mid-life crisis led to Liz Richardson turning her hobby into a full-time business. Six months after launching a successful crowd-funding appeal she is now rising to the challenges of being a one-person start-up business and is looking to where she can now take the Porterhouse Cake Company. From being miserable in a corporate […]

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Taste test of the new summer menu at Blackhouse in Leeds

Duke Studio’s ‘Midnight’ club event is back in Leeds this spring

One of my favourite nights of 2018, Midnight, is back. An event that comes around just a few times a year and is special and different every time. Previous themes have included ‘Space Cadets’, ‘Eclectic Ensemble’ and ‘Cardboard City’. Trust me, they know how to throw a party. Midnight is a night for anyone and […]

New street food flavours arrive at Trinity Leeds for Autumn

A tantalising selection of new street food vendors have arrived at Trinity Kitchen, offering an array of exotic flavours to enjoy during the autumn season. Mendez Cuba, Drama Bites and Let’s Go Wild Boar have taken up residency at the popular eatery for six weeks, alongside returning vendors The Steak Out, Tikk’s Thai and Thai […]

Leeds Playhouse pop-up theatre opens its doors with first production

The Leeds Playhouse pop-up theatre has now opened its doors, with Jim Cartwright’s 1986 seminal play Road the first production to be performed in the space. Directed by Leeds Playhouse associate director Amy Leach, the play presents a powerful observation of the everyday lives of the working classes, with humour, determination and passion. The pop-up […]

What’s on the new menu at award winning Leeds restaurant Vice and Virtue

A fine dining restaurant is set to make its mark on the Leeds food and drink scene again with a mix of “weird and wonderful” and “tried and tested”. Jonathan ‘Jono’ Hawthorne is taking over the reigns as head chef at award-winning Vice and Virtue and has created, along with founder Luke Downing in his […]

Check out which Leeds bars are taking part in the new look Summer Cocktail Experience

The city’s favourite cocktail event is back for summer – and it has been mixed up more than your average pornstar martini. The Summer Cocktail Experience is moving from night to day and to one of the most popular pubs on the indie scene, The Faversham. The night time glitz and glamour is being replaced […]

From Queen B to LUFC – a four day weekend for our man about town

I love a four-day weekend as much as the next person, but I’m not convinced my liver would hold up if I had this pleasure every single week. That said, the Easter break was an action-packed one with amazing events and foodie delights. I kicked things off in a suitably raucous fashion at Loop with […]

What’s hot on the new menu at Leeds’ award winning Vice and Virtue restaurant

I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Vice & Virtue several times in recent years, and they somehow manage to step it up a level with every new menu. My latest visit came just weeks after the award-winning fine dining joint had announced the appointment of new Head Chef Jonathan Hawthorne, a slick makeover and […]

What’s new to the menu at Leeds city centre grill restaurant Blackhouse on the Square?

City stalwart Blackhouse has made itself the place to be this summer with a brand new menu and an alfresco gin garden. The Gin Garden will make its debut on Friday May 24 just in time for the bank holiday weekend while the new menu will be one for seafood fans to get stuck into. […]

A taste of an Asian summer in Leeds with Tattu’s new menu

Sometimes a measure of how good a place is is how busy it is on a Tuesday night before the bank holiday weekend. Making a return trip to Tattu to check out the new dishes that have been added to the menu, we already had an idea of what would be different to the last […]

Leeds’ Midnight Bell pub ready to roll into summer

One of the hub pubs of Holbeck, the Midnight Bell is gearing up for summer with a range of inspired new menus, and a sizzling event calendar. It is one of the oldest pubs in Leeds, housed in a charming ancient brick building decked out in oak beams just near the canal. Leeds Brewery’s flagship […]