Saturday, 21 April 2012

Johnny Fontanes - Leeds, Great George Street

Please note this establishment has now closed as of Autumn 2012

Johnny Fontanes is an all new American style diner opening in Leeds soon. I and a few others were lucky enough to be invited to a preview just before it opens to the public.

The idea of Johnny Fontanes is to bring the American dining experience to the UK, it's not like all this fast food high branded large arches crap were so often led to believe is the all American way. They promise great food, sourced locally, big shakes and specially imported beers and bourbons.

Walking down Great George Street you can't miss it. It's where Brio's used to be behind the town hall, it has massive orange signs so fairly easy to spot.

Friday, 13 April 2012

The Marvellous Tearoom - Leeds

Please note Birds Yard will close at the end of July 2013. 

It's been far too long but finally Leeds has a decent tearoom! What's even better is that it's run by the lovely ladies at The Marvellous Tea Dance Company.

For those of you who don't know anything about The Marvellous Tea Dance Company... It was established in 2006 and before opening their tea room they catered for vintage fairs, events, festivals and much more taking with them their portable teeny tiny tea shed, tea potty shed their vintage crockery and awesome cakes... So you may have already seen them around.