A Food and Drink Guide to Amsterdam

I recently visited Amsterdam for a long weekend and absolutely loved it. Staying near the beautiful Oosterpark, we rented bikes, drank great beer and just spent time getting lost in central Amsterdam, walking up and down canals and over bridges, mesmerised by the rows and rows of surreal architecture. When we weren't doing that, we …

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Soul Shack, Leeds: ‘This is exciting street food’.

It was late on a Saturday night. My clothes smelt like barbecue smoke, again. My hair reeked of it. Straight into the shower, clothes straight into the wash. Again. The reason? I'd eaten food from Soul Shack. Two weeks in a row that time - but it didn't matter that my favourite jumper smelt like Jerk …

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Ox Club, Leeds: ‘I was back and we were going all out’.

You never forget your first Ox Club. It was back in 2015 when Headrow House (sister venue to Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen and more recently, Water Lane Boathouse) had just opened. Within its exposed brickwork walls, was a beer hall, cocktail bar, events space, two rooftops and a soon to open restaurant; Ox Club. To …

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The Reliance, Leeds: ‘If there’s no photo, did it even happen?’

Do you take photos of your food at restaurants? I do. It’s so embarrassing, isn’t it? Frankly, it’s no wonder that Michel Roux recently declared his decision to ban diners from taking photos of their food at his three Michelin starred restaurant, The Waterside Inn in Berkshire. When I visit a restaurant where the food …

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