Elderflower foraging and meal at Crafthouse Leeds

Elderflower foraging event and meal at Crafthouse Leeds

In all my visits to the bars and eateries of Trinity Leeds, I hadn't until recently made it to Crafthouse. I'm pleased that my first visit was such a great one, at the fine dining restaurant's first elderflower foraging event. At Crafthouse and its upstairs sister Angelica, elderflower and gooseberry form a large part of the menu in the summer. ...

What I wore: a perfect jumpsuit

Warehouse black off-shoulder jumpsuit

I wore this perfect jumpsuit for a day out in Leeds with the girls on Saturday. I felt pretty great wearing it to be honest and it drew immediate compliments from my friends. I reckon you're onto a winner when someone says you're reminiscent of Sandy from Grease, am I right? (These girls are the best confidence boosters). // ...

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 ...

Trinity Kitchen 1st birthday

Street food and music at Trinity Kitchen first birthday, Trinity Leeds

You may recall how gushing I was when Trinity Kitchen first opened. Last month Trinity Leeds' street food hall celebrated its first birthday and it seemed only right to show up and wish it many happy returns. Oh, if I must also eat while there and listen to singer and 'show-woman extraordinaire' Em Brulée, so be it :) ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trinity Kitchen, Leeds: take two

Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Leeds

I was so struck by Trinity Kitchen when I went to the preview in October that I've been concerned my write-up may have been too gushing. I mean, I was there for less than an hour, I had food from one stall. Could it be as good as I thought? Luckily, my positive review left me with ...

Opening of Trinity Kitchen at Trinity Leeds

Indoor street food at Trinity Kitchen, the food hall at Trinity Leeds shopping centre | www.angelinthenorth.com

I wish I could have bottled up the atmosphere in this place and somehow presented it to you on the page. I was kindly invited to the Trinity Kitchen preview last Tuesday, ahead of its opening on Thursday, and thought the 45 minutes-or-so I had allocated to check it out would be enough. Not even close. There ...

Things to do this week

Faces, Anatomy of Autonomy at Leeds Art Gallery | www.angelinthenorth.com

Man, the weather turned cold last week didn't it? I know, it's tempting to hibernate at this time of year, until your body is over the shock of the temperature drop, your eyes accustomed to the dark and your wardrobe starts knowing again what on earth you're supposed to wear. We're in a slight post-summer no man's ...

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. ...