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The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds

The Man Behind The Curtain, Leeds

There are few restaurants I’ve had to wait as long to get into as The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds. In fact, there are only three; Noma, The Fat Duck and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. This one was largely my own doing, though. Back in 2014, you could basically walk in off the street. But at that time I wasn’t sure ... Read More »

Breakfast @ Friends Of Ham, Leeds

Breakfast @ Friends Of Ham, Leeds

I’m really growing to love Leeds; in fact, in many ways I think I prefer it to Manchester now. I’m still finding out about the city, but one place I keep going back to is Friends Of Ham. Having been a few times for their fantastic charcuterie and great range of craft beers, I recently visited in the morning to try their ... Read More »

Van Zeller, Harrogate – Award Winning Fine-Dining

Van Zeller, Harrogate – Award Winning Fine-Dining

Ask anybody who’s into food for dining recommendations in Harrogate and the answer almost always includes Van Zeller. A partnership between David Moore – who has two Michelin stars from London restaurants Pied à Terre and L’Autre Pied – and head chef Tom van Zeller, who’s worked with the likes of Raymond Blanc, Pierre Koffman and Tom Aikens. Not only loved by diners, Van Zeller has ... Read More »

A Great Food & Beer Filled Trip to Harrogate, North Yorkshire

A Great Food & Beer Filled Trip to Harrogate, North Yorkshire

It never ceases to amaze me how many offers I get from PR companies to cover things on this little blog – which I write primarily for my own amusement. These days most get deleted immediately but occasionally something grabs my attention. Like recently when I was contacted on behalf of Premier Inn who’ve just opened a new hotel in ... Read More »

Ox Pasture Hall, Luxury Country House Hotel, Scarborough

Ox Pasture Hall, Luxury Country House Hotel, Scarborough

Despite the fact that approximately half of my family are from Yorkshire, and in the words of my Mother I am in fact ‘50% Yorkshire’ myself, I don’t spend as much time there as I should. Leeds is obviously a great city but the county has so much more to offer, particularly along the coast. Just a few months ago I ... Read More »

T&Cake, Almondbury, Huddersfield

T&Cake, Almondbury, Huddersfield

T&Cake is a modern café just outside Huddersfield in the pretty village of Almondbury, West Yorkshire. They serve interesting sandwiches and small snacky dishes along with a huge selection of bespoke teas, coffee and loads of cake. It’s owned and managed by Stephen & Tracy Jackson who gave up running a fine-dining restaurant after 20 years to follow their dream. ... Read More »

The Nightingale, Eastburn, Keighley

The Nightingale, Eastburn, Keighley

Last Friday I took a wrong turn on the way to a restaurant and stumbled upon The Nightingale. Rather than turn around and look for the orignal restaurant I decided to give The Nightingale a try. I’m really not sure why as I knew absolutely nothing about it and from the outside it looked like an average pub. It was just a ... Read More »

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