“Don’t talk to me about sophistication, I’ve been to Leeds.” That famous line from a classic Harry Enfield sketch – involving an unsophisticated, boorish Yorkshireman – was referenced on more than one occasion during a recent trip to the county’s largest city to explore the Leeds food scene.

An ever-increasing focus on health means restaurants and bars are also seeing a significant and increasing demand for alcohol-free drinks. Lunchtime sittings, especially during business meetings, often require alcohol-free beverages. 

“Compromise is not about losing. It is about deciding that the other person has just as much right to be happy with the end result as you do,” observed author Donna Martini.

Roast Restaurant be thy name, in Borough Market they flock, give us rib-eye steak and Rioja, on earth as it is in heaven, for despite any financial meltdown, they will come. James Lawrence seeks comfort food in London.

Growing up in a cricket-mad household in the seventies, it’s no surprise that one of my earliest memories is of Ian Botham putting the Aussies to the sword in the Ashes series in the summer of 1981.

The debate about the future of formalised experiences and fine dining is akin to Brexit; three commentators, four opinions. Many critics have stated repeatedly that several high-profile closures – including Claude Bosi’s Hibiscus in 2016 – combined with a general consensus that consumers prefer ‘casual dining’ is  evidence enough thatContinue Reading

These superfoods promise to improve both your mealtimes and your health in one fell swoop. Kale It may have become ubiquitous in trendy London restaurants, but not everyone has gotten on-board the kale bandwagon. Time for that to change though, because kale is a great source of calcium, iron andContinue Reading

While Tomatin Distillery has been producing and blending malt Scotch whisky since 1897, the distillery has undergone its most significant changes in the last half-century. At its peak in the 1970s, Tomatin was the largest distillery in the world, operating 23 stills and producing 12 million litres of alcohol everyContinue Reading