Blackhouse

I was slightly wary about doing my Let’s Do Lunch article this week as I’d been to Blackhouse, or Grill on the Square as it is also known, a couple of months ago, when I was asked to cover its tenth birthday bash. As you will know, I do these articles incognito so was a…

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Black Market

I have a set of self-imposed rules which I apply when I decide where to eat for my Let’s Do Lunch series. I drafted this list when I began writing the feature about three and a half years ago in order to be fair to both the restaurant operators and you, my dear reader.  Not…

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Tattu

According to their website the word Tattu is a corruption of Tattoo and Tatau, an ancient eastern word meaning ‘to make a mark’. The first thing which makes a mark is the decor. On entering the restaurant, customers are met with one of a series of huge faux cherry trees in full bloom seeming to…

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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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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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