Food & Drink - Eating Out in Leeds
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Food Review BELLISIMO!
Liz Coggins savours a taste of Italy at Vinny and Vitos Italian Kitchen
I knew the restaurant at The De Vere Village in Headingley had undergone refurbishment and was now an Italian eaterie – but even I wasn’t prepared for the mind blowing transformation.
Gone are the traditional and rather outdated furnishings and its dimly lit interior, replaced with light and airy décor that oozes Mediterranean nostalgure and style. Its layout is skilfully designed to give privacy to everyone combined with comfortable and luxurious seating and lots of brightly coloured cushions to make you feel extra special.
For small gatherings there’s a private seating area tastefully arranged so you don’t feel too cut…
After recent successful partnerships with celebrity chefs Marco Pierre White and James Martin, the innovative Green Earth Appeal’s new Food For Thought initiative is launching a NEW partnership with East Bar Lounge Grill in Richardshaw Lane, Leeds, allowing the restaurant to offset its carbon footprint. This means that diners can now enjoy their meal even more, knowing they are helping the Green Earth Appeal’s Food For Thought campaign to provide trees in some of the poorest parts of the developing world.
The ever popular East Bar Lounge Grill is a busy ‘East meets West’ fusion food destination, daytime or…
Food Review Restaurant Review - Giraffe
Giraffe has the reputation as being a family restaurant but at around 7.30 on a Wednesday evening there wasn’t one child to be seen – just tired shoppers wanting reviving, girlie groups from the city, couples eating before going on and people in Leeds on business escaping the archetypal hotel restaurants.
I must admit, when I stood at the door and looked down the restaurant I did feel rather claustrophobic. It seemed like I was looking at a mass of people crammed into a rather inadequate small space. But once seated, at the far end of the restaurant, it didn’t…
Review Jurys Inn
Jurys Inn on Brewery Wharf has just undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment, making it one of the most modern and stylish hotels in the city.
Visit here in the evening and the skyline views from its rooms are magical giving a whole new perception to our city. Its spacious lobby and tasteful décor adds a new classy but individual dimension to what, as a travel writer I usually call, “plastic city hotels”. There can be no doubt that Jurys as a hotel is impressive, especially the furnishings and layout of its restaurant.
The décor, furnishing and layout of its restaurant…
Liz Coggins discovers the ethereal and decadent atmosphere that is Browns
Waiters scurry back and forth in their long white starched aprons. The sound of clinking glasses, a pianist playing the ultimate mood music and the click click of footsteps on the marble floor and a buzz of conversation create a wonderful cacophony of sound.
The antique large mirrors and oak panels , subdued lighting, potted palms and marble topped tables reflect the decadence of a time gone by.
As we are shown to our table by the ultra-large windows there’s light covering of snow covering the nearby buildings bathed in lamplight and moonlight the whole picture has an ethereal effect.…
Food Review Wagamama
Wagamama is not the place you would go for a romantic meal, first date or for an evening swopping girlie gossip secrets! But is it’s the ideal place for healthy fast food served in a sophisticated style
During the week it’s a place frequented by city dwellers too tired or who can’t be bothered to cook, professionals seeking a quick meal with their colleagues after working late, groups of students looking for filling, good value night out food and cinema goers wanting a pre or pot viewing meal.
Situated in the old bank building in Park Row, it was a Wednesday evening when my friend and I visited. And I must say we would have been tempted to leave if we were not on a “mission” by the lack of a meeting and greeting service.