Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sela Bar - Leeds

I have heard a lot about the greatness of Sela Bar's pizzas but hadn't had chance to try them until last Friday.

I have been to Sela for a few drinks on many occasions, they have great beers on tap which change over regularly, acoustic nights and a great bunch of people in front and behind the bar.

I'm not entirely sure what time they serve pizzas until each night but they were still dishing them out to people at 8pm when we left to go upstairs to Wax Bar. The menu is simple, there isn't an overload of choice just 10 pizzas and a few sides.

Crowd of Favours - Leeds

A Leeds Brewery Pub Crowd of Favours is almost hidden down near the markets. It makes for a nice quiet pint during the week after work. Bearing this in mind, after a particularly hectic day at work I met up with C for a pint and some food. First up a pint of Leeds Pale, one of my favourite ales it's simple and easy to drink (sometimes a little too easy..). 

Cradling our pints we looked over the menu and with choices firmly in mind we headed over to the bar.

The Adelphi - Leeds

Sunday lunch is a British institution, dare to declare you're not a fan and most will stare and point at you.

I'm not one for eating Sunday lunch out, I've been spoiled by the best homemade Sunday lunches, and often restaurants don't come close.

On this occasion a trip in to Leeds city centre was needed and a good belly full too, so me and T decided to look in to Sunday lunches - via the help of twitter. The top recommendation was the Adelphi. 

Sunshine Bakery - Chapel Allerton, Leeds

On one cold winters day I was flat hunting running between Chapel Allerton and Roundhay in the hope that I would find something that didn't resemble a student den or a box room. I decided to stop for some lunch to read over my notes and ponder some over right move. 

I've heard great things about Sunshine Bakery and seen their delicious looking wares at food events such as cornucopia at the corn exchange. 
A cup of tea and something warm was just what I required. 
Tea for one came with old lady style crockery and a teapot which filled my cup many times.  

For lunch I decided on the tomato and red pepper soup (arrange of soups on display on a black board near the counter) with some freshly baked red pepper bread. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Yu Kyu and Magnificent Milkshake Co - Trinity Kitchen - Leeds CityCentre

There are only a few days left before the street vendors change again at trinity kitchen. Here are a couple I visited one Friday lunch time.... 

Magnificent Milkshake company... This appears to be popular amongst the crowds, with an array of dessert like milkshakes to satisfy a sweet tooth. 

On this occasion I chose the Eton Mess milkshake which is a strawberry milkshake (bordering on ice cream) with a meringue top plus some strawberries and cream. I think I made all my work colleagues jealous when I took this back to devour at my desk. 

Wasabi - Leeds City Centre

Wasabi opens 19th February at 12 noon.

It feels like an age since I first saw the signs for Wasabi plastered against one of the new shopping units in Trinity. Like a few things in Trinity Wasabi wasn't ready for the grand opening last year or even the second opening of the food hall Trinity Kitchen in the autumn.

The wait is over as Wasabi, the first one outside London, is finally here... and with a smaller pick and mix shop to boot (located on 'the bridge' above Albion street - opposite Nandos). 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Reds True Barbecue - Leeds

I realise that I am probably one of the last people in Leeds (and beyond) to visit Red's. It's appeared in the guardian and its been the talk of the town for some time. It seemed to appear in Leeds just as the hype regarding meat and all things barbecued peaked. I have seen countless pictures of this place from food bloggers and your regular {insert social media here} user.

I needed to go.

Revolution - Leeds

I'm going to be honest (as usual) one Saturday afternoon when my friends said they wanted to have lunch in Revolution in Millenium square I wasn't looking forward to it. My past memories of Revolution stem from being a student and downing vodka shots of many many different varieties. There was also steak night on a Wednesday when I used to eat mine burnt to a crisp so who knows if it was actually nice (or realistically edible)...

However, the place appears to have had a lick of paint to brighten it up and it feels less like a dingy bar that students hang out in, it even had soft furnishings with flowers on. There were a group of mothers sat with their babies and a fair few people having a nice chilled lunch, clearly a place I've overlooked over the last five years. 

We ordered drinks and I was 'ID-ed' by someone who looked around 18, much to my friends amusement.