• 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…

  • Shoot the Bull meal deal

    Shoot the Bull in Trinity Kitchen

    Trinity Kitchen* has yet again changed the street food line-up. I went to check them out and absolutely fell in love with Shoot the Bull from Hull. They’re definitely the star of the show this time around. When I read about them it was the sound of their seafood mac n’ cheese and rice balls that I liked the sound of. However, their menu changes depending on location. In Trinity Kitchen, they’ve focused on beef burgers, chips and the Canadian special – poutine. Shoot the Bull Poutine I’ve never had poutine before but I love trying new foods so gave it a go. Poutine is a Canadian dish consisting of…

  • 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…

  • Eating at Red's True Barbecue

    Meat Feast at Red’s True Barbecue in Leeds

    Let there be meat! I am a meat eater. I love meat and I’m not ashamed of saying it. Meat doesn’t have to feature in every meal I eat but I could never give it up. It’s too tasty! Funnily enough, being a meat eater n’ all, I can’t believe that I’ve never set foot in a Red’s True Barbecue restaurant until this year. Spoiler alert! – I’ll definitely be back. Red’s True Barbecue* kindly invited me and a plus one along to sample some of their new dishes as well as some classics. I was overwhelmed with the massive menu so really happy that someone had already decided what…

  • Strike a Bowling Pose

    Strike a Bowling Pose at Tenpin in Leeds

    “Let’s bowl, let’s bowl, let’s rock n’ roll. Hey, come on, let’s get the show on the road.” These are the first lines of ‘Score Tonight’ from Grease 2 (the best of the two films I should add) when they’re out bowling. I always get this song stuck in my head when bowling is mentioned. When I go bowling myself, I wish everyone would start dancing like they do in the film but it never happens. Alas, a fun pose for the camera will do. I’ve always loved bowling. Perhaps because my dad competed in his younger days and showed me some techniques. Only how to walk and where to aim…