Food & Drink


Wen’s Restaurant – Comforting Chinese Home Cooking

The location of Wens on North Street bodes well. Firstly, they have taken over Hansa’s, a restaurant that existed serving regional Indian vegetarian cuisine for 33 years. Hansa and Kishor Dhabi hung up their aprons to retire in April 2019 and only a few months later Wens opened. Secondly, it is only a few doors […] Leeds Living …



Leeds Independent Christmas Market

Leeds’s Rolling Social Events will host a Christmas Market at Leeds Corn Exchange from 20 November, where independent traders will tempt shoppers to wine, dine and work through those Christmas gift lists. Imagine doing all your shopping under one roof, enjoying the world’s street food and sampling your favourite tipple – all within the latest […] Leeds Living …



Going Out to Eat/Drink in Leeds

A few more venues whose owners are being creative, despite restrictions: Tailors Speakeasy – Just Ring for a Gin! Tailors introduced a ‘ring for gin’ table service, both indoors and in their new gin garden. They’ve done everything they can to balance safety with enjoyment. It’s a great hideaway setting for bubbles. Jamila Juma-Ware and […] Leeds Living …


The Brew Society – A café, bar and restaurant in one

The Brew Society opened in 2018 as a collaboration project between friends who were keen to create a relaxing, indie coffee and beer house in the City Centre. This welcoming eatery and drinkery serves North Star single origin coffee in the day, and then as the evening draws in, 13 rotating micro brewed beer lines […] Leeds Living …


Rebound Social – Wellington Street’s New Venue

A new arrival in Leeds combines dark and moody with quirky and eye-popping (the latter being the street art). It’s an intimate space, yet a safe place to relax and enjoy food, drink and an indie playlist. There’s a strong focus on live music, and this venue will showcase the best of Leeds College of […] Leeds Living …


Dapur Malaysia – Bringing Back Memories

In the absence of international travel I have been reliving past experiences through cuisine. This is an approach that Valerie Kolat, the chef and owner at Dapur Malaysia, wholeheartedly agrees with. For Valerie, cooking is a way to maintain her links with Malaysia and Kerala; to keep the memory of her parents and grandparents alive. […] Leeds Living …


Liquor Studio – One of a Kind

The Liquor Studio, a spirit school, has expanded its offer to include rum. It’s the only spirit school in the country. The Studio, which is above Hedonist Bar on Lower Briggate in Leeds City Centre, has so far focused on gin, hosting very popular Gin Creation classes, where visitors make and take home their own […] Leeds Living …