Reviews

Review: The Botanist

Review: The Botanist

For someone who pays the rent by complaining about restaurants, I’m surprisingly tolerant when it comes to the foibles of contemporary dining. As somebody who grew up endlessly amused by build-a-burger gummy sweets and those ...

2 June 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: Ox Club

Review: Ox Club

It seemed appropriate that shortly before eating at Ox Club, I’d been to the cinema to see the the Jungle Book remake. What was intended as an hour and a half of listening to Idris ...

1 May 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: SushiWaka, Leeds

Review: SushiWaka, Leeds

City Centre - Pan-Asian - Dinner for 2 (not including drinks & service) £25 - £30 (20% off lunchtimes) Questionable decisions and karaoke bars go hand in hand. Domestic lager lowers your inhibitions; the e-numbers ...

11 April 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: Polpo at Harvey Nichols

Review: Polpo at Harvey Nichols

If you were playing a game of Restaurant Cliche Bingo (2016 edition), you’d really fancy your chances at winning if you drew the Polpo card. “Share with your mates, it’s ‘Small plates’!” the caller would ...

26 February 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: Khana Bombay Cafe, Headingley

Review: Khana Bombay Cafe, Headingley

I’m going to pull back the curtain for a second here, and give you a bit of insight into this whole “reviewing restaurants” lark. As much as we’d like to picture ourselves going on excursions ...

23 February 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: Turtle Bay

Review: Turtle Bay

Having defied all conventional wisdom by opening just a week before Christmas last year, Turtle Bay’s new Leeds opening seems to have hit the ground running.Seemingly impervious to the dreaded January slump, trade has been ...

17 February 2016 by Thom Archer

Review: Byron

Review: Byron

Guys, you can come out now. The frenzy's over, the dust has settled, and people have stopped wrapping brioche buns around everything they find in their local Makro wholesalers. That escalated quickly - I mean, ...

20 November 2015 by Thom Archer

Review: The Man Behind The Curtain

Review: The Man Behind The Curtain

It's been a busy few months for Michael O'Hare: following a successful stint on teatime telly, a Michelin star, and all of the publicity that goes with it he's well and truly in front of ...

10 November 2015 by Thom Archer

Review: The Brunswick

Review: The Brunswick

For a long time it was known as “That road where The Reliance and The Greedy Pig is” or “You know if you go down that little ramp by Belgrave, cross over and walk up ...

16 October 2015 by Thom Archer

Review: Gaucho

Review: Gaucho

It's difficult to ignore the fact that steak is seeing a bit of a resurgence in Leeds at the moment. No doubt this is a reaction to the past 24 months of restaurants seeing how ...

1 October 2015 by Thom Archer

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