Comptoir Libanais

A couple of taboos broken this week. Firstly I normally choose the places to review but it was ‘suggested’ by those fine people at Leeds Living that I try Comptoir Libanais, which apparently means Lebanese canteen, so I googled to see where it was. It was then that the second no-no manifested itself, namely that…

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Archie’s Bar

“Stanley Graham, you are charged with breaking three of your self-imposed laws; namely, that you did dine in a public house as opposed to a pure eating establishment, that said public house is one of a chain and that, although said public house was a purveyor of real ale, you ordered a glass of wine.…

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Bill’s

It is not often that I have the opportunity to dine in a building with a ‘Blue Plaque’ outside. To be fair it is a Leeds City Trust plaque but a plaque it is. Its purpose is to point out that the impressive house in which the restaurant is situated was built for a William…

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Smoke

Ah, the Merrion Centre. This example of 1960s styleless architecture holds a strange fascination for me. On 5th September, 1961 I began my secondary education at Leeds Central High School which is situated on Woodhouse Lane, smack opposite the entrance to Morrison’s Car Park. It is the big square brick building now occupied by a…

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Millie’s Kitchen

I was strolling aimlessly along Vicar Lane when I came across Millie’s which is a health food supermarket. Outside there are a couple of tables and chairs, which were occupied, and a sign inviting me to visit Millie’s Kitchen situated at the back of the premises. Over the years I have got into several ‘interesting’…

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