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Drinks with a view

The Sky Lounge relaunch. I have two reasons for creating and maintaining the Loving Leeds Blog. The first is that I love writing. The second, and perhaps more important reason, is that I genuinely think Leeds is an amazing city. There… Continue Reading →

Food, drink and a show at the Electric Press

James and I bought tickets to see Tape Face at The Carriageworks a while ago. I was actually purposefully looking for something to see at The Carriageworks as I realised I’d never been to a performance there before. Even if you’ve not been… Continue Reading →

Bossa – Bring me the meat!

You might have gathered from previous blog entries that James and I aren’t exactly vegetarians. We like our meat served with a side of meat, so when I heard that there was a new Brazilian restaurant – Bossa – opening… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: No Gloss Film Festival

I regularly go to the Showcase cinema but for ages I’ve been wanting to see films at different venues other than purpose built cinemas, and also independent films rather than just the usual, big blockbusters. There’s plenty on in Leeds… Continue Reading →

A true believer in Red’s

I’m a little bit surprised that I haven’t already blogged about Red’s, considering it is one of my absolute favourite places to eat in Leeds. Perhaps because I know it’s so popular already, I didn’t feel the need to promote it… Continue Reading →

Leeds’ best cocktails

Last month I went to the launch of EPIC cocktail bar (which used to be Brooklyn) on Call Lane. Despite the cringey name and an unfortunately long queue for drinks, there were some rather tasty cocktails being served. I had a… Continue Reading →

Pizza and pool with dad

Whenever my mum goes away on holiday, I use it as an excuse to go out for tea with my dad. They tend to be evenings of over-eating and drinking. We went to Smoke BBQ last time, and Reds before… Continue Reading →

Dancing and brunching at Revolución de Cuba

I love a good night out, and I love a nice big breakfast in the morning. Revolución de Cuba ticks both these boxes. Revolución de Cuba is a Cuban bar and restaurant on the corner of Call Lane. It opened… Continue Reading →

Second-hand books and first-rate kebabs

My friend Chloe has been mentioning for a while now that one of her favourite local treats is to browse the Oxfam second-hand bookshop in Headingley and then go for a bite to eat somewhere afterwards. This sounded like an ideal… Continue Reading →

Who ate all the pies? I ate all the pies!

It turns out that this is my fifth blog post that mentions pies. I must really like pies! It’s a good thing then that we have a Pieminister in Leeds – a whole restaurant dedicated to pies. Pieminister opened in… Continue Reading →

A taste of Thai

There are a number of amazing Thai restaurants in Leeds, which is handy for me because I love Thai food. I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while but have been waiting until I visited My Thai… Continue Reading →

More food and drink

Just a quick post from me today to let you know that the Yorkshire Food and Drink Festival is taking place this weekend in Millennium Square, so if you haven’t been yet – there’s still time to go get some… Continue Reading →

The Lighthouse Union Store

I was recently invited to a blogger event at the Lighthouse Union Store in Cookridge. As one of my aims for this blog is to explore more of Leeds and not just keep going to the same places, I was… Continue Reading →

Chef – the experience

One of mine and James’ favourite films is Chef. Nothing much really happens in it – it’s just a really cute film. The main character is a chef  (hence the title) who is creatively stifled in his restaurant job, and ends up… Continue Reading →

6 reasons why I love Trinity Kitchen

I regularly go to Trinity Kitchen – the food court at the top of Trinity Shopping Centre – and think it’s a great place to eat with friends whilst out in Leeds. Here’s why I would recommend it: There’s a… Continue Reading →

Music, food and literature festivals

Most people will have heard of Leeds festival, the annual music festival held over August bank holiday weekend at Bramham Park, but did you know there’s also a city musical festival, independent food festival and literature festival, all taking place… Continue Reading →

Dining at Distrikt

If you asked me what I fancied eating for a meal out, tapas would never spring to mind. Too many tomato and garlic rich dishes in big chain restaurants put me off for a while. Luckily, there are a few… Continue Reading →

Sipping cocktails at the Botanist

I was lucky enough to be invited to try out the new cocktail menu at The Botanist on Thursday. The Botanist is a bar and restaurant located at the bottom of Trinity Shopping Centre. As the name suggests, there is a… Continue Reading →

Cake and coffee, waiting for the train

I never seem to get the timing right when I want to catch the train home from Leeds at the weekend and always just miss it by 5 minutes, leaving me with some spare time before my next train arrives…. Continue Reading →

Pizza and prosecco

Good Friday ended up being Great Friday as I spent the day with some of my very lovely friends eating copious amounts of pizza and drinking bottomless prosecco. Celebrating two of our friends’ birthdays, we went to Buca di Pizza –… Continue Reading →

Pie and cider festival – Easter Sunday

Just a quick blog post today to say that the Belgrave is hosting its Pie and Cider festival this Sunday. I went last year and had a reet nice time. It was surprisingly sunny so we got to enjoy the… Continue Reading →

Bundobust – good enough to go veggie

You may be surprised to hear that despite being raging carnivores (I like my meat to come with a side order of meat) one of mine and James’ favourite places to eat in Leeds is Bundobust – a craft beer… Continue Reading →

Meat treats at Smoke Barbecue

*Warning* If you’re hungry, go get something to eat before reading this post! Thanks to Emma, I was invited to an exclusive blogger event at Smoke Barbecue in Leeds on Thursday  to sample “authentic American open pit barbecue food and beer.”… Continue Reading →

Treat yo’self at Trinity

One of my favourite TV shows is Parks and Recreation. In it, two characters – Tom and Donna – have an annual “Treat Yo’Self” day. A day of indulgence where it’s all about what you want, not what you need…. Continue Reading →

Wharfest 2016

I’m subscribed to various e-newsletters – most of which get deleted without being opened. Leeds List, however, is one of the very few that I actually enjoy reading and pay attention to. For those who don’t know, Leeds List is… Continue Reading →

Laughing out loud

Last Thursday I went to see comedian Sarah Millican at Leeds Town Hall. I’d booked tickets for myself and James months ago, but unfortunately he ended up being away that week with work. Luckily for me though, super friend and… Continue Reading →

Feasting at the Belgrave

Yesterday I went to the Belgrave’s monthly feast – one of my favourite things to do in Leeds. The Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is located on Cross Belgrave Street, near Sandinista and across the road from Mojo. (Road names… Continue Reading →

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