Macramé class at Workshop, a sewing café

Workshop in Headingly offers a combination of food, drinks and a space for a variety of crafts workshops for all levels of skill.  Gemma Bridge gave it a try. Workshop is located in central Headingly. The café offers a range of locally sourced, organic food and drink, including homemade seasonal cakes and unique home-spiced hot […]

Matt Healy X The Foundry

Matt Healy X The Foundry recently launched a new menu.  Gemma Bridge went along to try it out. I am a self-confessed MasterChef superfan. When I saw that Matt Healy from the 2016 MasterChef The Professionals was opening a restaurant in Leeds, I was super excited to visit. However, despite hearing only great things about […]

In Conversation With Sonja Woodcock, Leeds Food Partnership

Gemma Bridge met with Sonja Woodcock, the current Food Coordinator in Leeds. Her post is funded by Sustainable Food Cities and the University of Leeds N8 Agrifood group and hosted by Zest Leeds.  Sonja is heavily involved in a number of important and interesting food-based activities in Leeds. We met at The Barn coffee shop, […]

Sarto – A Deliciously Creative Take on Italian Food

Sarto, the long-awaited Leeds City Centre pasta restaurant, has just opened in Munro House. Since speaking to Dave Olejnik, Sarto’s co-founder, just before the restaurant opened, I have been looking forward to visiting Leeds’ latest Italian eatery.  I was told Sarto would offer Italian inspired dishes with Yorkshire ingredients, served in a casual dining area […]

Meeting Dave Olejnik as Sarto Launches

A couple of years ago, Dave Olejnik, owner of much loved Laynes Espresso, embarked on a new project – opening Sarto, a pasta restaurant in Leeds City Centre.  After all the planning and development, that restaurant has opened.  Just beforehand,  I had the opportunity to talk to Dave about his new venture and what he […]