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    Tasting Yakitori (Japanese Barbecue) at Iroko in Leeds

    I’ve written about Vanguard’s themed food events before. Since then they have changed name to Iroko but the interior, menu and concept stays the same. I’ve been back for coffee and cake and also another foodie themed event: this time their Japanese night. £20 a ticket for a full Yakitori experience, served with Japanese beer and whiskey. Yakitori Evening at Iroko Yakitoro is very popular in Japan, as an after work treat hanging out with friends. At Iroko, you can experience this every second Thursday, during two sittings: 6.30pm or 8.30pm. Yakitori is a style of Japanese barbecue which Iroko’s menu celebrates in the form of five different skewer dishes.…

  • Arts Restaurant Leeds

    Arts in Leeds | Where Food Portraits Like a Piece of Art

    Arts Restaurant, former known as Arts Cafe, on Call Lane has a new head chef and I was invited to try their new menu, before its official launch. Arts has been around for 20 odd years and I’ve been a couple of times before. It’s the perfect lunch spot during a full day of shopping but at night turns into a cosy high end restaurant. It’s actually interesting how it’s doing so well, surrounded by mainly bars, but the truth is, the food is too good not to come back for more. If I thought the food was great when it was Arts Cafe, Simon Turner’s new menu is that…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Bordeaux Wine & Food Night at Vanguard

    Bordeaux Wine and Food Night at Vanguard

    Vanguard is a newly opened up restaurant on Duncan Street in Leeds. It’s the same owners as The Domino Club and Rolands. If you’ve ever been to either of those venues, you know Vanguard has the same high standard. So far, my only visit was on a night when they organised a Bordeaux wine and food event. Vanguard Vanguard is wedged between Veeno and Mommy Thai on Duncan Street. It’s a very small place so easy to miss if you’re unaware. Their wooden blinds are always down which makes it look like a closed down venue but once you’re in, you realise the reason for the closed blind. As soon…