• Archive Leeds

    Archive | New Independent Coffee Shop in Leeds

    The longest and most boring stretch of my bike ride to and from work is along Kirkstall Road. I can cycle for minutes thinking there’s no life to it. Behind the scenes and if you looks closer, there totally is! Most popular is likely to be Temple Coffee & Donuts. Although hidden, it’s attracting people to the area which is great. Starting to bridge its gap from city centre, on the opposite end of the road, Archive* has opened up. I spotted it from the sidelines during its development and not long after it opened up, I was excited to check it out. You bet I love the yellow, black…

  • The Deer Park Food

    Dining in Style at The Deer Park in Leeds

    The Deer Park in Leeds has had a refurbish. I’ve not been before so I can’t say how it looked previously but who cares when the new interior is this fabulous?! The Deer Park reopened a couple of weeks ago and prior to that, I was invited to check out how they had done up the place, over tasty food and refreshing cocktails* (of course). The Deer Park Interior Already from the outside you can tell that The Deer Park isn’t your regular local pub. Leading up to the entrance of the grand white building you’re met with an outdoor seating and glassed in patio. Both looking very cosy, especially…

  • Slug & Lettuce Tipsy Afternoon Tea

    Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce

    With International Tea Day being celebrated this weekend, Slug & Lettuce invited me to try out one of their afternoon tea options. Their new venue in Leeds is definitely worth a visit. They have recently taken over where Yates used to be on Boar Lane and the transformation is incredible. I never set my foot in Yates but I doubt it ever looked as classy, pretty and tasteful as Slug & Lettuce. It’s quite different to their location at Park Row, more hip is the best word to describe it. It’s a vibrant place with lots of fun decor in a monochrome and pinkish colour scheme. Their birdcage booths are adorable,…

  • Bar Burrito Leeds

    Learning How to Make Burritos with Bar Burrito

    I love food but if I had to pick a cuisine I was only allowed to eat for the rest of my life I’d say Mexican. So many fresh and strong flavours. How can you say no to avocado, or freshly made salsa with pineapples? When Charlotte kindly invited me as her plus 1 to Bar Burrito for a workshop learning how to make our own burritos, I couldn’t possibly say no. I’ve always wanted to find out the secret behind folding fully loaded tortilla bread into snug burritos. Bar Burrito Menu Bar Burrito is my favourite Mexican place in Leeds. Their menu is very extensive: giving everyone plenty of…

  • Whitelock's Candlelit Victorian Banquet

    Whitelock’s Candlelit Victorian Banquet in Leeds

    For Leeds Indie Food, Whitelock’s threw a Candlelit Victorian Banquet, serving a feast across seven courses. A candlelit dinner on an already warm and clammy evening made the venue really warm. Like the Victorians, we neither had any air con. Across four hours, seven courses were served, all main course sized meaning it was a lot of food to be consumed. I don’t know how the Victorians did it, especially wearing all the clothes they did and most likely alongside more alcohol than we drank on the night (two glasses of fizz and an ale). Still, this food event is up there as one of my favourites. The table was…