Catch – A fish and chip shop with a difference

Catch opened a few weeks ago in Headingley, and since then I’ve often walked past and wondered what the food is like. Last Saturday, I found out. Growing up I would have fish (or more often a battered sausage) and chips a lot. It was a family treat that I will always have fond memories […]

In Conversation With Abigail Scott Paul, Director of External Relations, Leeds 2023.

Abigail Scott Paull joined Creative Director Kully Thiarai and Executive Director Mark Hollander at Leeds 2023 in March, taking on the responsibility of the company’s communications and partnerships activities. Abigail was previously employed as the Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Yorkshire based social change charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where she made […]

Oranaise Cafe – A Taste of North Africa

Oranaise Cafe on Otley Road opened its doors in 2002 and has ever since been a popular location for North African Cuisine. Despite cycling or running past almost daily, and hearing great things, I hadn’t eaten there, and since I am now on a mission to try all the independent cafes and restaurants in Leeds, […]

Kuala Lumpur Café: Bringing Malaysia to Headingley

I had been meaning to go to Kuala Lumpur Café, the unassuming Malaysian restaurant located in the heart of Headingley, since it opened its doors, so last week was my first visit. The cosy restaurant and friendly staff made the evening enjoyable and the unusual flavours and textures of Malaysian food on offer created an […]

Lupes Cantina: Mexican Dining in Leeds

After years of saying I wanted to go to Lupes Cantina, I finally made a trip over to the family-run Mexican restaurant on Cardigan Road this weekend with my foodie friend.  After living in the deep south in the US, I was spoilt by incredible Mexican food on a near-daily basis, so it was high […]