Food & Drink

SWEETS FOR MY SWEET

SWEETS FOR MY SWEET

It’s a fact that chocolate can make you happy!  It also makes a great gift and it’s the the perfect  indulgent ‘me’ treat to make you feel better and a great way to lift your spirits after the doom and gloom of the last 18 months. A hand crafted gift of chocolate can also say […]

ADD SOME SPANISH SUNSHINE TO YOUR LIFE

ADD SOME SPANISH SUNSHINE TO YOUR LIFE

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and Mother’s Day not far ahead its maybe time to start thinking of some special treats for our loved ones. Although we would all love to give them a break in the sun with current travel restrictions that’s a little bit of pie in the sky – but […]

THERE’S A DEFINITE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS WITH A TWIST….

THERE’S A DEFINITE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS WITH A TWIST….

Whether it’s a relaxed lunch to ease the trauma of Christmas shopping or a post Christmas lunch, after fighting your way through the January sales, a family meal,  special occasion or romantic dinner for two Bill’s is the answer. Housed in a Regency listed building on Albion Place, right in the middle of the hub […]

TRY A TASTE OF ITALY…..

TRY A TASTE OF ITALY…..

  If you want to get away from turkey and tinsel type menus then why not go visit the sunny shores of Italy  – not literally but via their wonderful and romantic cuisine. Piccolino in Ilkley is the perfect place. for a pre or post Christmas lunch or dinner, special occasion or just any excuse […]

STEP BACK IN TIME….

STEP BACK IN TIME….

Situated in a Grade 2 building that dates back to Georgian times The Lost and Found Leeds Club has a remarkable ambience and proudly displays a blue plaque on the outside as a testament to its remarkable history Built as a private residence in 1820 in 1849 it was given a new facade and became […]

A TRUE TASTE OF VIETNAM

A TRUE TASTE OF VIETNAM

Jim and Melissa Rose spent their gap year in Vietnam and when they returned they brought treasured memories of the country back with them. They wanted to relive their experiences there and were determined to make what was then a dream become reality and Nam Song was born. The couple opened their first Nam Song […]

THE DAKOTA – SERIOUSLY STYLISH

THE DAKOTA – SERIOUSLY STYLISH

From the moment you climb the marble steps of The Dakota Leeds with its seriously stylish glossy black and pearly white exterior you feel really special. Enter through the glass doors  and its easy to see why The Dakota has become the City’s smartest boutique hotel. You enter a Narnia of sophisticated contemporary design.  The […]

IT BACK TO (GIN) SCHOOL TIME…

IT BACK TO (GIN) SCHOOL TIME…

Gin can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages starting life as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists. In the mid 1700’s gin became a drink of ill-repute. It was drank by the  poor  and usually made in illegal stills and blamed for misery, rising crime, madness and a high death rate […]

A HIDDEN CULINARY GEM

A HIDDEN CULINARY GEM

You could well be forgiven for walking past one of York’s hidden gems. I will hold my hands up, having walked through Bootham Bar hundreds of times,  to only discovering the culinary delights of The Lamb and Lion Inn very recently. A Grade II listed building it sits within the historic walls of the City […]

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE

Brasserie Blanc has grown to be the jewel in the restaurant crown of Leeds. Situated on the waterfront, as they now refer to the banks of the once grimy River Aire that originally littered with dark satanic mills and bonded warehouses, Brasserie Blanc  has risen from the ashes of the area’s regeneration and become a […]

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