Assembly Underground

The newest big name on the food scene in Leeds is Assembly Underground, an appealingly subterranean food hall that features (predictably enough) great street food and a huge range of beers to choose from. The space that it inhabits, I’m reliably informed, used to house a nightclub and has been artfully distressed into a comfortable space that…

Garbutt & Elliot awards update

Entries are still open for this year’s Garbutt & Elliot Food and Drink Entrepreneur Awards so make sure that you take a look at the categories and get entered in everything relevant to your business. Here’s a reminder of the winners from last year’s crop of 76 entrants: Northern Bloc for Best Innovation Heck for…

Leeds Arts Cafe under new ownership

A Leeds stalwart is under new ownership for the first time in 24 years. Arts Cafe, now named simply “Arts”, is located amidst the city centre hustle and bustle of Call Lane and promises to become the neighbourhood restaurant for the city centre. One of Leeds’ original independent cafe bars, it opened in September 1994.…

Thor’s Tipi to return

This November the ever-popular and highly-acclaimed Thor’s tipi bar will make a welcome return to York city centre. Last year over 50,000 people visited this uniquely themed attraction that plays on York’s Viking heritage and is now a firm fixture of the Christmas offering in the city. From 10.00am on Thursday 15th November in Parliament Square,…

The Bishy Weigh

A new shopping experience is coming to Bishopthorpe Road. The Bishy Weigh will be a pantry and household essentials store, complementing what is already on offer down Bishy Road, while also responding to a high demand for more lifestyle products. Instead of having to order from a faceless internet shop, their customers will get friendly, local help…

York Food & Drink Festival ’18

How can it be time for the Food Festival again? It only seems like a few months since I was joining the crowds flocking to York to sample all the traders while making my way to the day’s demonstrations. It’s entirely possible that my sense of time has been disrupted by the arrival of Baby Fork six…

Expansion at Brew York

This Friday (August 24th) sees York’s new city-centre beer hall and street food kitchen opening it’s doors. Brew York, which opened in Walmgate in 2016, has expanded into a neighbouring building and has spent the summer converting it into the city’s biggest beer venue. The new upstairs beer hall will serve 40 beers at a…