Food & Drink

Bab Tooma – Tastes of Syria

The brightly lit interior of Bab Tooma was welcoming on a dismal autumn evening. The restaurant has had a complete make over, following its many years serving curry as Nawab. The Middle Eastern motif includes beautiful coloured glass lamps, fabric covered benches and sturdy wooden tables. We were quickly seated. A carafe of fresh water […] Leeds Living …


Casa Del Alma – Food and Music for The Soul

The lights are low the bar is filled with friendly faces and 2-4-1 cocktails are being served – then the spotlights are on the New Freedom Gospel Choir, a 7-piece set to awaken your soul! Casa Del Alma launches on Sunday 26 September and will take place on the last Sunday of every month. Open […] Leeds Living …


SALT – Open on East Parade

SALT– An award-winning craft brewery and winner of SIBA UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery taproom, has opened SALT Leeds, a New York-style concept. The venue, formerly known as Craft Asylum #2, has created a stylish beer and cocktail drinking destination just round the corner from Greek Street, where you can enjoy 8 different cocktails on […] Leeds Living …



Mr Su’s Dumplings and Noodles

From the outside, Mr Su’s dumplings and noodles is an unassuming eatery. Even on the inside, the restaurant is not overly decorated, apart from the wall art which harks back to the restaurant’s Asian roots. My sister and I were on a walk around the City when we decided we needed some tasty fuel to […] Leeds Living …



In Conversation With Mina Kashmir

Back in July 2020, we spoke with Mina Kashmir, three months into setting up her food business in the midst of a global pandemic. Almost a year later we caught up again to see how she is getting on. We talked about the challenges, achievements and what’s next in the world of Cinnabon (delicious sweet […] Leeds Living …


The Beehive, Thorner – Buzzing Again

Whether you’re a casual drinker or a serious diner, the new Chef and team at The Beehive is ready to welcome you through its doors once again. A new creative direction is being spearheaded by Alex Farolfi, the new Chef, who is enthusiastic about sourcing ingredients locally and around Yorkshire, including foraged food. His enthusiasm […] Leeds Living …


North Brewing Co – Overcoming The Challenges

It was very much a case of hope springs eternal when North Brewing Company moved into their new home last November, with no idea when they could welcome thirsty punters. Just a week before the country was first locked down in March last year, the lease had been signed for the thriving multi award-winning company […] Leeds Living …


BOX – Opening in Chapel Allerton on 17 May

If you’re a fan of live music, sport and bottomless brunch, then you’ll welcome BOX bringing its electric atmosphere to Chapel Allerton just ahead of the Euros, with 14 ultra HD screens. In extensively transformed premises once occupied by the PIT, you can watch any major sports action – and the newly refurbished outdoor terrace […] Leeds Living …