95%

Ox Club, Leeds

In a previous life as a student in Leeds there was a well-trodden pub crawl which started at the Fenton, took in Whitelocks via the Pig & Whistle and ended, messily, at the Bier Keller. One place it never...

Mr Nobody opens

MEAT fans were in mourning after much-loved restaurant Rare closed its doors. The eatery on Lower Briggate was a carnivore’s paradise, with taxidermy animals adorning the walls, and even a huge taxidermy...
92%

Whitelocks, Leeds

The news of any sort of redevelopment at Whitelock’s, Leeds is enough to send a shudder down any spine. After all we’re talking about Leeds’s oldest and best-loved pub, wedged in the burrow of Turk’s...
96%

The Garden Gate, Hunslet

There’s no indication that we have to, but if we did, we should fight tooth and nail for the life of this extraordinary Leeds landmark pub. It’s 30 years since I set foot inside the place and I’m ashamed...
55%

Lavanta

Turkish food often gets a bad press here. Think of the fat and salt and calorie load of doner kebab, indeterminate meat sliced from a rotisserie and shoved into a pitta, that favourite of the boozed-up...