Distrikt

Leeds in the 1960s had a thriving coffee bar scene. This was long before anyone had ever heard of the leviathans of today, although the chap who owned the Riviera Coffee Bar was called Costa. The salubriousness of the establishments varied from the basic, exemplified by the Ritz on Vicar Lane and the aforementioned Riviera…

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Cosy Club

On a freezing cold February day, what more inviting name could any establishment have than Cosy Club? It had been ‘suggested’ that I call here by Leeds Living’s proofreader, Mags, aka She Who Should Probably Be Obeyed, so I gave it a go. I don’t normally review chains and this is one of twenty-one branches…

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Smokin’

One of the trends over the past couple of years has been the smoking of food. This ranges from fast food joints to high end restaurants who have imported eye-wateringly expensive equipment to do the job. The new kid on the block, the block on South Parade that is, is Smokin’. I called to sample…

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Wapentake

I may not be an expert in marketing but I was always under the impression that the purpose of putting signs outside business premises was to entice customers inside with a view to separating them from their hard earned cash. The one on the blackboard outside Wapentake seems intent on doing quite the opposite insofar…

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