• Champagne Afternoon Tea Hotel du Vin York

    Champagne Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin in York

    York is a city I try to visit at least once a year. Although I have my favourite spots (hello cheap as peas pints at Kings Arms) there’s always something new to discover every time I return. During mine and my mum’s visit earlier this month, no different. We walked the wall from the Micklegate Bar entrance for the first time. We enjoyed a gin in Thor’s teepee to celebrate Sweden’s national day. We came across stunning wall art on Back Swinegate which I’ve not seen before. Most importantly, we enjoyed a delicious luxury afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin. Hotel du Vin & Bistro York Hotel du Vin is…

  • The Brunswick Leeds

    Burgering Up at The Brunswick in Leeds

    A burger is always a safe bet if nothing else on the menu stands out but sometimes all you want is a burger. If that’s the case, I can highly recommend going to The Brunswick in Leeds. Just on the outskirts of city centre this corner pub offers a wide variety of local and international beers and serves seasonal locally sourced food. At the moment, they have a killer burger menu with a generous Wednesday offer: beer, burger and chips for a tenner. The Brunswick Burgers You may have seen one of my latest Instagram posts saying I’ve had the best burger ever. The beef burger at The Brunswick comes…

  • The New Inn at Scarcroft entrance

    Hetchell Woods & The New Inn | A Day Out in Scarcroft

    One of the reasons I love living in Leeds is that you’re only a few minutes away from the countryside. At the start of the bank holiday weekend, I discovered a new area: Scarcroft. It’s a village north east of Leeds, on the way to Wetherby. Prior to being sent an invitation to The New Inn, I had no idea this place existed. In fact, I confused it with Seacroft. Can you blame me? Googling what to do in Scarcroft, the first result recommended to visit Hetchell Woods so that’s what we did, before stuffing our faces at The New Inn at Scarcroft. Hetchell Woods Hetchell Woods is well hidden…

  • Bill's Bar interior

    Bill’s Restaurant in Leeds

    Bill’s opened up three years ago in Leeds and it’s taken me till this year before visiting. In all honesty, I didn’t see the hype or the need to go, until now. Before, it was just another breakfast and brunch place which looked the same as all the others. Now, they’ve had a total makeover, making it a quirky space full of details to feast your eyes on in the bar area. The restaurant has what I imagine a Cuban feel to it with plantation shutters and bold colours. Aside from checking out the new interiors, my plus one and I got to try their food and drinks menu. Bar…

  • Midnight Bell food menu in Leeds

    Traditional Pub Food at The Midnight Bell

    Holbeck is slowly getting renovated and new buildings are starting to take form. The Midnight Bell has been around in this area for ages but recently had a refurbish and also an updated food menu. I went to try out their latest traditional pub food additions. Previously only having been for drinks in their beer garden, I was excited to dine in their upstairs area. The Midnight Bell Interior I’ve never been upstairs before so I can’t compare to previously but now, The Midnight Bell has an old school loving room feel to it. I love all their lampshades and the fact that furniture is tastefully mismatched. Quirky interior accessories…