Five new places to eat, drink and relax in Leeds

July 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm , by Blue

Leeds is a city that is continuing to flourish. As the third largest populous city in the UK, it’s no wonder that so many different businesses are setting their sights here.

With the Trinity Centre and First Direct Arena already attracting huge crowds, the Yorkshire hub offers a slice of success to bars, cafes and restaurants throwing open their doors. There have already been a number of new openings in 2014 and there’s set to be many more to come.

Here are just some of the new places you can tuck into a bite to eat or enjoy a nice cold drink in Leeds.

Byron Hamburgers

Byron Hamburgers

Breathing new life into the former Church Institute and La Senza store on Land’s Lane, Byron Hamburgers is an elegant looking eatery dishing up quality grub. The company was started by Tom Byng back in 2007 and has since opened up shop in Manchester and Liverpool. The Leeds branch will be serving succulently simple burgers and a class selection of craft beer to the locals, becoming a valuable addition to the city’s already booming food scene.

Bundobust

Bundobust

On Friday 11th July, Prashad and Bradford’s The Sparrow will join to deliver a delectable fusion in craft ale and Indian cuisine. Located on Mill Hill near Boar Lane, Bundobust is set to be a sterling offering from the neighbouring city, with quality vegetarian Indian feasts all washed down with a specialist drink menu comprising of ale, beers and cocktails. A true match made in heaven.

Sociable Folk Café

Sociable Folk Café

Sociable Folk Café will offer up a little slice of serenity in the busy and bustling Wellington Place. As the first café in the Leeds development, they’re sure to become a favourite amongst workers there: whether they’re popping in for their morning coffee or for a wind down after working hours. With a focus on quality ingredients, generous servings and affordable prices, Sociable Folk Café is sure to quench plenty of thirsts.

MEATliquor

MEA Tliquor

MEATliquor is set to pose some fierce competition to Byron and all the other burger joints in town. With brand signatures such as the Dead Hippie burger and chilli fries, as well as specially selected menu items, this restaurant is definitely going to stir up a hunger among shoppers. And it couldn’t be more conveniently located: MEATliquor will be bagging their very own basement site near the Trinity Centre. Their slogan, “come hungry, leave drunk”, lets you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.

212 Café & Bar

212 Café & Bar

Taking their name and inspiration from New York, 212 Café & Bar on Brewery Place is a vibrant and charming little hangout. The interiors are simply dripping with personality, and the modest drinks selection will tickle your tastebuds without breaking the bank. It may be a new player on the scene, but 212 already has some pretty loud bragging rights in the form of a hefty DJ set-up. Grab a cake and coffee or nestle in with a pint as an electric range of disco, funk, jazz and house music lays the backdrop of this must-visit venue.

Harewood House Celebrates Father’s Day with Yorkshire Post Classic Car & Motor Show

June 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm , by Blue

Car & Motor Show

For those searching for something a little different this Father’s Day, you may be pleased to know that Harewood House is playing host to a classic car and motor show organised by Leeds’ own Yorkshire Post.

Besides an array of classic, sports and modified vehicles, the James Dylan Motorcycle Stunt Team and the Company of Horsemen Wild West and Cossack Trick Riding Team shall also be making appearances at the event.

Harewood House itself is often considered to be one of the jewels of Yorkshire, with it being a member of the Treasure Houses of England – making it one of ten foremost historic homes in the country.

What’s more, if you book tickets before the day itself, you can get 10% off, and they also include entry to Harewood’s grounds and gardens.

About Harewood House

Built from 1759 to 1711 for Edwin Lascelles and his family, the house offers great interest to those who enjoy history and architecture.

Additionally, the award winning grounds are some of the most celebrated in Europe and include Harewood Castle, the Lakeside Garden and for the children, an adventure playground.

Other events


If your Dad happens to be a Leeds UTD fan, there is to be a Father’s Day Lunch taking place at Elland Road on Sunday 15 June. For just £23 per person, your Dad can enjoy a three course meal alongside a tour of the stadium.

Besides this, the Royal Armories is also hosting a variety of events throughout the day, including a special Father’s Day Joust, Falconry, ‘Have a Go Sword’ sessions and sticking to the topic of motoring – a vintage bus display.

Of course, if your Father is a bit of a foodie and wants nothing more than to relax in the company of his family, Leeds-List has published this fantastic article discussing the top ten restaurants that are open for business this father’s day.

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Three of the best Vegetarian Restaurants in Leeds

May 6, 2014 at 10:56 am , by Blue

Leeds

It is no secret that Leeds is one of the best cities in the North of England for restaurants and bars. With just over 100 settings to choose from within the centre alone, there is a plethora of dining options based right within the city centre itself.

For those who happen to be vegetarian, there are also a great number of delights ready for people with such diets, and here are the best restaurants for them:

Hansa’s Gujarati Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant

Vegetarian food

Found to the north of the city centre, Hansa’s Restaurant celebrates the finest Indian vegetarian cuisine from Gujarati, an area located on the western coast of India.

The unique menu consists of a speciality of starters (Sharuaat), vegetable curries (Lilotri), and beans or pulse curries (Kathor), alongside delicious sweets (Mistaan).

Additionally, the restaurant has won a variety of awards including those from The Observer, Yorkshire Life Magazine, BBC Good Food Guide and letseatleeds.com. If you are interested in giving a gift for a birthday, you can also purchase gift vouchers directly from the restaurant.

Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Café

Roots and Fruits

Located just above the Headrow, Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Café is one of the longest established businesses located within The Grand Arcade and has been serving vegetarian food since 1989.

Having just gone under renovation, the café has been given a new lease of life and now includes food for vegan diets. Additionally, the café also uses locally sourced produce as well as a variety of fair trade dishes.

For those wishing to enjoy alcohol, they are free to bring their own beverages for a small corkage fee.

Global Tribe Café

Lentil soup

Besides offering mouth-watering food, the café also plays host to a variety of activities including spiritual and meditation workshops, where folks are invited to “learn and explore meditation practices and the effects it can have on your life.”

If you want a full glimpse into life at Global Tribe, have a look at its Facebook page, where you can see a full view of what’s on offer every single day.

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