Stalwart of Leeds independent food scene under new ownership after 24 years

A stalwart favourite of the city’s independent food and drink scene is under new ownership for the first time in 24 years. Arts Cafe on Call Lane has been taken over by the company New Citizens, with Matt Long and Stu Butterworth as directors, and the firm was behind the successful summer Chow Down events […]

Northern Monk brewery in Leeds hosts global beer festival

A winter warmer of a new menu at Leed’s Tattu restaurant but not as you’ll expect

New togs, cocktails and clay pigeons makes for a standard week for Leeds’ man about town

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 […]

Leeds coffee shop to host bake sale and brunch to raise funds for children of Syria

North Star Coffee Shop and General Store will be hosting a special bake sale and brunch this August, in an effort to raise essential funds for Unicef’s appeal for the children of Syria. Held on 18 and 19 August, the event comes in support of a new #BakeForSyria cookbook, which brings together Syrian-inspired savoury and […]

Autumn in Leeds? Who cares when you are in Ibiza….

You know that smug guy who goes and books a cheeky trip away when the heatwave has died a death and all your holiday allowance is gone? I hate to say it (well not really), but that’s me right now. As I type, I’m loungin’ on an inflatable pink flamingo by the pool of my […]

Winter warmer as the Cocktail Experiences reveals all about its fourth event in Leeds

It is the place to be seen between summer and Christmas and with tans fading faster than Love Island couples it is time to get up, dress up and hit the town. And if it is blowing a Storm Ali, Bronagh or a Tristan as it might be by then it won’t ruin your night […]

Hyde Park Book Club becoming a hub for Leeds culture

It started its current guise as a cafe and bar but now the former petrol station in Hyde Park is becoming a hub for culture and communities. Next month a jazz album, “To Be Here Now”, will be released in an attempt to document and celebrate some of the best jazz and improvised music currently […]

Celebrating two decades of Leeds clubbing history at one mint club

Having spent a massive chunk of my hazy twenties on the dancefloor at Mint Club, when I heard they were to be no more, I have to say felt it in the pit of my stomach. Admittedly, I can’t remember half of the time I spent in there, but the fond memories of the best […]

The ultimate in cheese for a work Christmas party in Leeds

Fancy fromage is going festive as a supper club looks set to make work Christmas parties next level cheesy – but in a good way. Homage2Fromage and a ‘Night of Festive Cheese’ will run over four nights from Wednesday December 5 to Saturday December 9 at the Butler’s Restaurant at the new Kirkstall Forge development. […]

Leeds party bar, Rev de Cuba’s tapas and cocktail menu passes the taste test

It didn’t take long for Revolución de Cuba to establish themselves as one of Leeds’ most essential party bars, but if you’ve not yet tried the food then you’re really missing out. Their Cuban-inspired fusion menu presents an irresistible array of dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in Leeds, and I for one am […]

Pleasantly surprised by dinner at Arnold’s – the newest restaurant on the Leeds food and drink scene

Restaurants that are attached to hotels as partners – you kind of know what you are going to get. Not at all with Arnold’s, which has swiftly stepped in where celeb chef Marco Pierre White sidled out. It is great to see that an independent restaurant has taken over the premises in the Ibis Hotel […]