ASK is an Italian restaurant chain nationwide. We had our work's end of year get together in 2012. We hired out the upper floor of the restaurant.
We had a set meal at 12.50 gbp (December 2012) per head which we paid in advance. We had to make our choices in advance and the menu offered a nice range of starters, main course and dessert. A soft drink and unlimited water was included in the meal.
I had a nice meal in a lovely and modern but warm ambiance setting and would like to make a return visit in the future. One criticism I had was a long wait between our courses and being service. However I have to remember that the staff had to serve a work party of 50+ colleagues.
Favorite Dish: For starters, I had the butternut squash, chestnut and pancetta soup; For the main course, I had Fettuccine con verdure (pasta with green vegetables, red peppers and tomatoes); And for dessert I had panettone bread and butter pudding.
I thoroughly enjoyed the food.
Before I met up with my friend, James, for Phantom at The Grand I had a quick coffee at this cafe. Riverseque is a sandwich and coffee bar which offers full English breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches and drinks. I ordered an Americano with milk which is only 1.40 gbp (August 2012). The cafe also offers a takeaway service and has riverside views of the River Aire.
The opening times are:
Monday to Friday: 7.30am-4.00pm
Favorite Dish: I just had a an Americano.
I popped in this attractive dessert cafe near The Grand Theatre after I did my tour. I was impressed with the cafe with its setting, ambiance and display of what they offered. It's first cafe of a kind in the city centre to focus on just desserts including sundaes, crepes, waffles and even chocolate fondues. They also offer cake and cheesecake (even if these aren't made on the premises they look mouthwatering). I make a habit of visiting the cafe for a sugar fix in the future whenever I see a show at The Grand Theatre.
I feel we need more of these places in the city centre as it's getting harder to find independent specialist cafes.
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Favorite Dish: I love the extensive menu especially the sundaes.
It has been a while since I last went to this Japanese restaurant. I remember the wonderful meals I have had there and I was confident having a similar experience. I love the ambiance and surrounding with it's Japanese interior with its seating and fish ponds. It's shaded lighting and water pouring in the pond it gives this calm feel to the place and positively enhances your dining experience.
I would definitely return and try the other Japanese delicacies other than soup and noodles.
I love their healthy eating policies they apply to the food and restaurant and they use an air purifying system.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the vegetable Yaki Bucksoba (8.99 gbp) which I thoroughly enjoyed. It came to 11 gbp (including drink) (August 2012).
The meal was filling but wonderful.
Revolution is known more as a party bar with its vodka theme than for its food! This UK chain offers food and has a restaurant partition until 10.00pm daily where you can able to eat. I visited the Leeds (Electric Press) branch whilst shopping in the city centre one afternoon.
I'm not into party bars so it was an odd choice, for me, to actually go in for something to eat. However I was attracted to what they offered on the menu and the reasonable prices as well. They have a special offer on Monday where one can eat for half price (children eat free) and if anyone is a Leeds City Council employee (I'll be from April 2013!) they get 25% off their bill.
Although the bar was busy the restaurant was very quiet and a member of staff kindly turned down the music whilst I was eating. I loved the bar restaurant's ambiance, decor and space! The staff were very friendly and efficient and I felt comfortable dining on my own. However it would be different if I was drinking and partying on my own though!
Favorite Dish: I ordered a sweet potato & bean falafel wrap which was absolutely heavenly! It was accompanied with their homemade tzatziki and a small side salad. I also ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio and an Americano coffee after the meal.
The total came to 15 gbp (including tip) (July 2012)
Leeds city market has a wide range of international foods available. There is a Chinese supermarket as well as a ready made meal shop "maxi's" on butchers row. There are a number of eastern European supermarkets within the market and an African butcher that specializes in African types and cuts of meat on butchers row.
Gone are the days when all you could get to eat on match day at Elland road was a manky pork pie or a greasy burger.
Now on Elland road there is a choice of McDonalds, Subway or Graveleys fish and chips.
Mon 5:30AM - midnight
Tue 5:30AM - midnight
Wed 5:30AM - midnight
Thu 5:30AM - midnight
Fri 5:30AM - midnight
Sat 5:30AM - midnight
Sun 5:30AM - midnight
Favorite Dish: BIG MAC AND BANANA MILKSHAKE.
Costa coffee, The uk's fastest growing coffee chain and the second largest in the world.
This was Costa's 2000th store.and the first shop outside of London to have the new look 'Metropolitan' design.
Favorite Dish: Black forest hot chocolate.......part of the christmas range, get some while you can.
I fancied something different than to my usual food fayre whenever I go out to eat. After checking out a number of restaurants, I chose Wagamana as I fancied some Japanese noodles so there I went!
Wagamama is a UK Japanese restaurant chain which has many branches in most cities and also some countries worldwide. It specialises in noodles but there are also rice dishes available.
I've been to Wagamama many times now and I've always had pleasant dining experiences so I was expecting similar. I wasn't disappointed and I'm now looking forward to another return visit to the restaurant.
The restaurant layout and ambience have a Japanese theme and you have chopsticks instead of knives and forks (although I'm sure these could be requested if need be).
Favorite Dish: On my last visit I ordered the Yasai Yaki Soba noodles as my main course. For dessert I order chocolate frozen yoghurt.
I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The noodles were delicious and the chocolate frozen yoghurt had ginger stem which I thoroughly enjoyed. The total came to 13.35 gbp including tea and a service charge.
Please look at the menu on the website for dish choices.
This "chip shop" is on my way home from work and it sells the best chip shop curry. I love curry, it goes with everything.....fish, chips, spam fritters, battered sausages, fish cakes and pies.....always with scraps.
If anybody is lucky enough to be in Kirkstall check this "chippy" out. The staff are really friendly too.
Favorite Dish: ANYTHING WITH CURRY SAUCE
At Golden Acre Park there is a pleasant cafe. The cafe serves hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a range of hot drinks and confectionary.
There are tables and chairs on a patio outside the cafe with nice views across the park.
Opening times vary; Summer opening times Mon - Fri 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am - 5pm. Winter opening hours Mon - Sun 10.00am - 3.30pm.
Toilet facilities are available nearby, with special facilities for disabled people.
This is my fourth favourite coffee chain in the UK (fifth in the world)
Café Nero also have branches in Turkey and U.A.E.
Founded in the UK in 1997, it is Britains third most popular coffeeshop chain after Starbucks and Costa.
I went to this café on Stainbeck lane in Leeds as I was looking for a Starbucks that I thought I saw last time I passed this area. Obviously I was having a senior moment as the nearest Starbucks is on Street lane.
I had a latte which was nice and a Palmine biscuit, which was a crisp light pastry baked hard and sprinkled with sugar. The biscuit was delicious.
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Favorite Dish: PALMINE BISCUITS
This quaint little café is on Harrogate road in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
Well known locally for it delicious cup cakes. The owner David Bennett is a former chef who worked with Marco Pierre-White who also comes from Leeds.
The café was opened two years ago and it is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 6pm.
They have a supper club on Thursday which is £15 for two courses (bring your own wine)
The day I visited it was quite busy and there were no spare tables, as it was pouring down with rain I went to Café Nero which is nearby instead.
I will revisit with Hannah, this is her kind of coffeeshop.
This is my local bakery shop in Halton, the village I live. A well as a bakery/cold meats shop there is also a cafe serving light refreshment and snacks. This is the site of the formers bakeries, Rudges, which made their bread and bakery products on site.
Favorite Dish: I had coffee and cake. It was ok although the coffee was instant and the cake was imported.
I checked out this newly opened cafe in the city centre and the heart of Leeds shopping district. It's a pleasant place spread over three floors with Victorian windows. A perfect place for people watching and relaxing with a cup of coffee and also the cafe offers light snacks including it's Belgian chocolates (the cafe's hallmark it seems).
The cafe had some special offers:
0.50 (gbp) for a Belgian chocolate if purchased with a drink.
A free Danish with a hot drink before 10.00am daily.
The Belgian chocolates were expensive but other food/drink items in the cafe are priced on par with other independent cafes in the city centre.
Favorite Dish: I only purchased a coffee and paid 2.20 gbp for a large cup of Americano.
There is a wide range of different tastes and cuisines available in Leeds city centre. If you are looking for a particular type of cuisine try the website…..www.leeds-eating.com