The Swine That Dines

Now here’s a first; two firsts in fact. This is the first time I have done a second Let’s Do Lunch article at premises still run by the same owner, and it is the first time I have eaten in a restaurant named after me – how flattering! My first visit was in January 2016,…

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Tharavadu

At last I’ve got round to reviewing a place I’ve been meaning to visit for quite some time. I have heard good things about it and even Chris, one of my very best friends who never recommends anywhere, asked me if I had reviewed it. Good mate he may be but I was tempted to…

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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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Banyan

According to the dictionary I use, the word ‘banyan’ has a couple of meanings. It is a loose flannel garment similar to a vest, or a large Indian fig tree. Try as I might, I could not reconcile the name with the premises I visited. The staff were fully clothed and despite an extensive search…

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