Food & Drink

crEATe at Chow Down on 26 May

From working variously in hospitality, music and design, Rob Hallas happily fell victim to his greatest passion – cooking. With influences such as Dali and Blumenthal, he intends to deliver five hours of ‘creative wonderfulness’ during an evening at Chow Down which celebrates fresh local talent. A collection of creatives will be working alongside one […] Leeds Living …




The Savvy Baker – Going Places!

Savannah Roqaa took up a hobby during the first lockdown – she launched an online bakery, selling brownies. Now she’s working all hours in order to meet the demand for her yummy bakes. At 24, Savannah began baking in her Roundhay apartment’s small kitchen just to while away some time. Her online business now employs […] Leeds Living …


JAMROCK – brighten up winter with a taste of the Caribbean

When it’s cold and dark it’s good to be reminded of sunshine. It is no coincidence that the BBC schedules Death in Paradise, set on a Caribbean island, for January. It was a similar mindset that drew me to the pink neon of JAMROCK, the new Caribbean restaurant and bar on Calls Lane.  On entering, I imagined friends sipping rum cocktails at […] Leeds Living …


Sela Bar at Home

With restaurants in Leeds closed to eat-in diners owing to COVID restrictions, many have continued to offer takeaway meals. Some have also started offering DIY restaurant kits, providing a fun date night idea or a great way to celebrate at home. I have enjoyed a few takeaways over the last few months, but I hadn’t […] Leeds Living …


Nomadic Beers on Christmas Day

Katie Marriott and Mike Hampshire will be opening the doors to their virtual taproom so that anyone who might be finding the day difficult can join others to celebrate Christmas. Kate and Mike will host two online sessions, the first at 12.30 until 2.30 when you can have Christmas lunch with them, and then from […] Leeds Living …


Thai Aroy Dee: If you know, you know

In normal times, the four walls of Thai Aroy Dee are nothing short of a haven. Surrounded by twinkling lights, strips of tinsel (present all year) the scraping of wooden chairs and the happy shouts of fellow diners nearing the end of their second bottle of Sainsbury’s own prosecco, this is the place for joyful […] Leeds Living …