Fire Lake Grill House at Radisson Blu, Leeds

Fire Lake Grill and cocktail bar at Radisson Blu hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

The last time I entered the ground floor of the Radisson Blu hotel in Leeds it was to meet family who were staying there for a coffee. It was a functional foyer; not a place to indulge or linger. That has certainly changed now. As I stepped back in recently to try out the new Fire Lake ...

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue, Leeds

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue, Leeds

After our evening with Jamie, we headed to one of Leeds' newest restaurants. It was opening night at Cabana Brasilian Barbecue and while I'd not been able to make the launch the night before, they'd kindly offered to shout me and a friend a meal some other time. So, perfect. As most people round here know, Leeds ...

Weekend in the Lake District

Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK

Last week there was bad news again. The kind that makes you cry, gasp for breath and feel scared and bewildered. The kind that makes you want to run for the hills and hide out for a bit. Coincidentally, we were due a weekend in the Lake District for the Mr's birthday (and mine which was a couple of weeks ...

Yorkshire Meatball Company

The Yorkshire Meatball Company, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

As well as learning a new skill at the wreath-making workshop, it was lovely - as always - to meet and get to know better some other Yorkshire bloggers. Emma and Amy I'd met just a few days earlier at Roast + Conch, Lil I hadn't met before but I read her blog and have followed ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cielo Blanco, Leeds

Pitcher cocktail at Livin Italy, Leeds

I've read a lot of good reviews about Cielo Blanco, so although I'd tired a little of eating and drinking in Trinity Leeds, I suggested to the girls we go back. It was one of our as-regular-as-we-can-manage Saturday afternoon-into-evening sessions involving cocktails, dinner and more cocktails. We started by soaking up one of the last sunny afternoons ...

Spinach and mushroom curry

Spinach and mushroom curry recipe from Prashad

I'll be honest, I'm not a confident cook. I can do the basics, but my husband tends to take charge in the kitchen. Usually, I want something that is quick and easy. But that's not to say I eat ready meals - hardly ever in fact. I would say if I had a speciality, it's probably ...

Opening of Wasabi in Leeds

Opening of Wasabi Sushi and Bento at Trinity Leeds February 2014 | www.angelinthenorth.com

Just when I thought Trinity Leeds had given all it could, food-wise, a new and different invitation landed in my inbox. It was for the preview of the opening of Japanese food chain Wasabi. Now I haven't wandered this side of Leeds city centre recently but I gather from Twitter chat this place has been 'coming soon' for ...

Trying out Angelica at Trinity Leeds

angelica leeds

We've talked before on these pages about the buzz surrounding the opening of the new shopping centre Trinity Leeds. But there's been a buzz all of its own around the mall's clutch of new restaurants and bars. The biggest buzz has been reserved for Angelica and Crafthouse, occupying the penthouse position on the sixth and fifth floors. ...