Food & Drink

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 […]

HERE COMES SUMMER….

HERE COMES SUMMER….

There’s no more cheery or summery sight than the exterior of Bills! The montage of flowers, grasses, potted trees and plants and an extended alfresco dining area spell out summer loud and clear. The outside of this Georgian townhouse, built in 1794 and once home to William Hey, chief surgeon and one of the founders […]

RE-DISCOVER YOUR LOVE OF DINING

RE-DISCOVER YOUR LOVE OF DINING

When it opened its doors in 2018 the Ivy became the hottest dining ticket in the city – a title it still proudly retains today. With its outside terrace seating, amazingly choreographed planters, hanging baskets and floral displays this restaurant adds an exclusive breath of the English countryside with a quirky Mediterranean twist to the […]

IT’S OPENING ….. Nǎm Sông

IT’S OPENING ….. Nǎm Sông

  Popular Vietnamese coffee shop, bar and kitchen Nǎm Sông is to launch in Leeds.  The much-loved independent, founded in Sheffield and now coming to New Briggate, Leeds, will open on May 27th. The brainchild of husband and wife, Jim and Melissa Rose, Nǎm Sông offers all-day-all-night dining in a laid-back and colourful environment.  It will offer amazing Vietnamese […]

YORK’S BEST KEPT OUTDOOR DINING SECRET

YORK’S BEST KEPT OUTDOOR DINING SECRET

Tucked away in Low Petergate, in the shadow of York’s famous minster, is one of the ancient city’s best kept eaterie secrets. Venture down this winding cobbled street and behind the white mullion window frontage hides Solita, one of the best outdoor eating spaces I have visited for a very long time. It’s not only […]

STAYCATION IN STYLE…

STAYCATION IN STYLE…

Individual Restaurants group Leading restaurant group is inviting guests to get ready to dine as it prepares to reopen a selection of its amazing restaurants for alfresco dining from April 12th. Bookings for the following restaurants, all featuring impressive terraces and providing the perfect environment in which to reunite with family and friends, are open […]

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