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A festive food haven from the chaos at Leeds’ Dakota Deluxe

A festive food haven from the chaos at Leeds’ Dakota Deluxe

IT WAS Black Friday weekend and the Christmas shopping in Leeds was well and truly under way. So much so that you’d think Christmas was the next day. It was almost a relief then to step away from the madness and into the calm yet jovial haven of Dakota Deluxe. Getting into the Christmas spirit […]

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A festive rebellion for Leeds Corn Exchange this Christmas

A festive rebellion for Leeds Corn Exchange this Christmas

The historic Corn Exchange has swapped tinsel for top hats and candy canes for cogs as it goes alternative with its Christmas decorations this year. Taking inspiration from the Steampunk trend, the Grade I listed building in the heart of Leeds is decked with 150 metres of garlands featuring bespoke products. But the centre piece […]

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Showing off old school skills and strikes at Leeds’ new leisure venue Tenpin

Showing off old school skills and strikes at Leeds’ new leisure venue Tenpin

The Arena Quarter has come on leaps and bounds in the past 12 months and is fast becoming the city’s major family entertainment destination. This was further solidified recently when the old bowling alley was taken over and transformed by the Ten Entertainment Group. They’ve given the tired old venue a makeover and the results […]

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Going vegan-ish for new special dish at The Alchemist in Leeds

Going vegan-ish for new special dish at The Alchemist in Leeds

I’m an absolute sucker for fashion and trends when it comes to style, so why stop at food? With the vegan movement in Leeds more prominent than ever, I decided to put my carnivorous instincts on hold, channel my inner hipster-hippy and go full-blown vegan at The Alchemist on Greek Street. Moving Mountains Foods specialise […]

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Call Lane legend takes Leeds city style to the suburbs

Call Lane legend takes Leeds city style to the suburbs

A new bar promises to bring the cool and kudos associated with the very best city centre watering holes to Yeadon. NEST will welcome its first guests this December, who can expect a superior drinking experience – without sky-high prices and long journey home. The drinks menu will mix creative seasonal cocktails with local and […]

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Calling time on a Horsforth bar to make way for new micro-brewery

Calling time on a Horsforth bar to make way for new micro-brewery

A pub operator has re-invented the oldest bar in its portfolio with a £200,000 investment which has created 12 new jobs in Horsforth. The long-standing Town Street bar, formerly known as Bar 166 & Bistro, has been renamed as The Malt Brewhouse, with a completely new look and reinvention for a modern drinking culture. Following […]

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Bowling fans set to strike lucky as national game brand Tenpin skittles into Leeds

Bowling fans set to strike lucky as national game brand Tenpin skittles into Leeds

A national gaming brand will add to the developing Arena Quarter when it opens a bowling alley in Leeds next week following a £500,000 make-over. Ten Entertainment Group has taken over the space formerly occupied by MFA Bowling, and in an eight week renovation project is breathing new life into the old venue, which will […]

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

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 […]

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

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

Winter menus are not just about comfort food and stodge. Tattu, the restaurant which has changed the ideas of Chinese food, has once again surprised with its latest additions to the menu. Fifteen dishes have been added to the a-la-carte and City Buzz road-tested a few. First up were chilli and sesame roasted scallops with […]

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Celebrating two decades of Leeds clubbing history at one mint club

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 […]

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