What’s on the new menu at Harvey Nichols in Leeds?

I can’t remember the last time I went shopping in Harvey Nichols and didn’t make a beeline for the Fourth Floor Restaurant. It’s the ideal spot for admiring your purchases, whilst simultaneously drowning your sorrows thinking about your next credit card bill. The arrival of their new seasonal small plates menu served in the brand […]

How is man about town Jordan Odu soaking up summer in Leeds?

What’s in the mix at this year’s Leeds Rum Festival?

Grease is still as slick as ever at Leeds Grand Theatre

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 […]

Rolling into a Leeds summer of food and festivals

So, June has been a washout compared to last year, but it’s not stopped me from having my most epic summer to date. Roundhay Park was the perfect setting for some fine Michelin Star pubs from Yorkshire and beyond. If gourmet gastro-pub grub, local ale and premium gin wasn’t enough, the music was off the […]

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 […]

Jordan jets out of Leeds to tick off the bucket list in Monaco

So, May has turned out to be one of those amazing months where I’ve got to tick some top-tier items off my bucket list. Firstly, I was lucky enough to go to the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend and talk about exceeding expectations. It really was one of the best weekend’s I’ve ever had. As […]

Why Roxy Ballroom bosses were bowled over in Leeds

A gaming bar brand in Leeds has been left bowled over after winning three awards at the 2019 National Pub and Bar awards. Boar Lane’s Roxy Ball Room was named Best Bar in West Yorkshire and also the Best Bar in the whole of Yorkshire. The Leeds city centre venue was also named the Marston’s […]

Taste test of the new summer menu at Blackhouse in Leeds

Blackhouse has been a longstanding favourite of mine since forever, and they’ve really upped the ante for 2019. We hosted a special evening with them last week to showcase their new summer menu, and we were all blown away with the culinary treats on offer. Most people think of steak when they hear the name […]

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. […]