Category Archives: Yorkshire

Hotel Chocolat Roast + Conch

Hotel Chocolat Roast + Conch Leeds

From the moment it arrived on Leeds' streets, Hotel Chocolat's Roast + Conch restaurant and bar always held intrigue for me. Through the window, you can see its deep brown banquette seating and a warm orange glow of light and you know that inside they are cooking up food and drink in honour of the beloved ...

Blogger walk around Bingley

Walk around Bingley West Yorkshire

I'll be honest, I have a tendency to regard Bradford and its surrounds as a rather inconvenient obstacle to my getting from my side of West Yorkshire to the Yorkshire Dales. So Bingley is not the first location that springs to mind when I think of going walking. But this town just outside Bradford, famous for its five ...

Handmade Huddersfield home

Felt Mountain Studios handmade home in Marsden Huddersfield Yorkshire

How many of us have been in this situation: you're home from travelling, you're working low paid jobs, you're back living with mum and dad and you can't afford to rent your own place let alone buy. Well I'm about to tell you about one Yorkshire woman's ingenious solution. Stephanie Bertenshaw took three garages next to her parents' ...

Blogger buffet at The Light

Blogger buffet at the Light, Leeds. Cafe Rouge, Miller and Carter, Frankie and Bennys and Browns

As blogger events go, this promised to be good. We were invited to The Light, Leeds, for a 'blogger buffet' with a different course at four of the venue's restaurants. Off The Headrow, The Light has been on the scene for a while and, as new shopping centres emerge in the city it seems to have found its ...

Bird and Beast, Leeds

Bird and Beast rotisserie chicken restaurant, Leeds, Yorkshire

While not much of a fan of fast food, I do like food that is fast and functional. It helps if it is also hearty and delicious, which makes Leeds' new-ish restaurant, Bird and Beast, a winner for me. Bird and Beast serves free range chicken grown at Sykes Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds. This gives the ...

Le Chalet tearoom, Leeds

Le Chalet French tearoom and bakery Park Row Leeds

When I go out in Leeds eating and drinking, I tend to spend a lot of time in the area around Greek Street, sort of the city's financial quarter. But an invitation came through the other day for a blogger buffet at a place around there I'd never noticed before. Apparently, Le Chalet (31-32 Park Row) ...

Tweet 4 a Table & Roxy Lanes

The Cooperative Food Tweet 4 a Table Leeds

Now this was something a little different. The Cooperative Food brought its pop-up restaurant to Leeds and over two days offered Twitter users the chance to win a free meal for them and three friends - just by tweeting! I was invited along to try it out, so found myself and two of my best eating ...

Raithwaite Hall afternoon tea

Afternoon tea Raithwaite Hall near Whitby North Yorkshire

For the last stop on our mini-tour of England, we headed up the Yorkshire coast from Scarborough to just past Whitby. I'd been invited to sample afternoon tea at Raithwaite Hall. They've just hired Heidi Stevens, a former pastry chef on Sir Richard Branson's private resort Necker Island, where she created the afternoon tea menu for ...

Ox Pasture Hall hotel

Review: Ox Pasture Hall hotel and wedding venue, near Scarborough, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire

After a week’s camping, culminating in a hard night’s partying, we were ready for four walls and a roof, a bath and a proper bed. It wasn’t time for home yet, but lucky for us we had been invited to stay at Ox Pasture Hall, a country hotel set in the North York Moors National Park, ...

Grassington Festival

Grassington Festival fashion: New Look paisley print kimono

After a couple of days in London, we jumped back in the car and headed back up north for our annual festival weekend. Although on the same weekend as the world’s most famous festival at Worthy Farm, we were going to Grassington, not Glastonbury. Still, there were fields and live music, and with my wristband on I ...

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