Brasserie Blanc: Exciting Food – Excellent Service

Cath Kane and Thomas Chalk interrupted their evening at Brasserie Blanc to tell us “What a great evening! Tasty food and lovely service.” Here, they review their dining experience from quite contrasting dietary perspectives. We were looking forward to our visit to Brassiere Blanc Leeds on a cold, wet, autumnal Thursday in November. It sits […]

Green Room’s Winter Garden

It was fewer than twenty-four hours since I’d returned from a week in Belgium and Holland, where I’d enjoyed unseasonably balmy temperatures and lots of sunshine. The clocks had just gone back. It was drizzling and cold. I had to be back at work the next morning. Like the weather, my mood was overcast. So […]

Salt Craft + Falafel at Granary Wharf

SALT Leeds and Falafel Guys have teamed up at Granary Wharf. Long-term hummus fan Thomas Chalk visited. Once upon a time, if you were hungry in the pub you had two options: something salty and crunchy in a foil packet, or Betty’s hotpot (other iconic landladies are available). At some point, vegetarians were begrudgingly offered […]

Manjit’s Kitchen

Nestled in a row of shops on Kirkstall Road, just past the Cardigan Fields leisure complex, is Manjit’s Kitchen, the bricks and mortar branch of the vegetarian Indian food stall that has been resident in Kirkgate Market for the last few years. Thomas Chalk went to try it out. I used to visit Manjit’s Kitchen […]

Leeds International Festival of Ideas – Green or Growth?

For the last event of LIFI21 on 27 September, a panel discussed the question of whether sustainability and economic growth can go hand-in-hand. Chaired by TV Presenter Michaela Strachan, the event was framed with a recognition that there is an impending climate emergency and that action is needed. The challenge for an event such as […]