Have you entered the G&E Food Awards yet?

The deadline for the Garbutt + Elliott 2019 Food Awards is fast approaching, leaving you just two working weeks to enter. The awards are all about celebrating the wonderful food and drink offerings in ‘God’s Own County’ and highlight the county’s growing position within the national and even international marketplace. They were set up in recognition…

Change on the horizon!

It’s time for a change. I’ve been producing this site and the huge majority of its content for approaching five years now, with help from some amazing people along the way. I’ve met some incredible people and had some wonderful experiences but life moves on and it’s time for a bit of a shift in…

York hits heights with Harden’s guide

The UK’s best towns for foodies and top 100 Restaurants are revealed today in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2019. Harden’s 28th annual poll surveyed 8,000 diners who contributed 50,000 reviews, which, as analysed and curated by the editors, form the basis for Harden’s inclusions, ratings and reviews. This year saw a surge in interest in the York…

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,…