Flavours to make the nation proud: Curry House Classics at Bundobust

It’s tricky to step out of the front door right now without at least a small fragment of uncertainty tingeing your imminent trip into the outside world. Am I getting a funny look for not having my mask tied tightly enough? Did I apply enough antibacterial gel to eradicate a full layer of skin from […]

Bento Japanese Street Food & Izakaya: The new kid on the block in Leeds

As a lover of all things Japanese, I was so pleased to see that a new Japanese eatery was opening up in Leeds. Bento is an authentic Japanese ‘Izakaya’ or informal bar that serves alcoholic drinks and snacks. The stretch of road that Bento now calls home may be better known for its rowdy night […]

The Brew Society – A café, bar and restaurant in one

The Brew Society opened in 2018 as a collaboration project between friends who were keen to create a relaxing, indie coffee and beer house in the City Centre. This welcoming eatery and drinkery serves North Star single origin coffee in the day, and then as the evening draws in, 13 rotating micro brewed beer lines […]

Dapur Malaysia – Bringing Back Memories

In the absence of international travel I have been reliving past experiences through cuisine. This is an approach that Valerie Kolat, the chef and owner at Dapur Malaysia, wholeheartedly agrees with. For Valerie, cooking is a way to maintain her links with Malaysia and Kerala; to keep the memory of her parents and grandparents alive. […]

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, […]