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Pop up dining Leeds – Hidden Harewood – Harewood Food & Drink Project –  ENJOY A FESTIVE-INSPIRED TASTING MENU AT HIDDEN HAREWOOD AND DINE IN ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE PARTS OF THE HAREWOOD ESTATE Following the success of their first pop-up dining experience in the summer, Harewood Food and Drink Project is returning this […]

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Go VIP at The Leeds Cocktail Experience Part Three

Leeds Cocktail Experience – Aspire Cocktail Experience Leeds –  Go VIP at The Leeds Cocktail Experience Part Three Brush away those post-Summer blues, dust of your dancing shoes and prepare to party like there’s no tomorrow, as The Leeds Cocktail Experience returns! After the sell-out success of the second party back in March, the pressure […]

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Leeds Cookery School Review: Pasta-Making Masterclass

Leeds Cookery School – Cookery Courses Leeds – Cookery Courses Yorkshire – Written by Paul Conboy, follow on Instagram and Twitter @fatfoodclub –  Leeds Cookery School Review: Pasta-Making Masterclass It was back to school last Thursday as we visited the brand new Leeds Cookery School. Based in The Old Fire Station at Gipton, this newly […]

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‘Stars of the Future’ Charity Evening Celebrates Young Hospitality Talent

The Devonshire Hotel & Spa located at ‘The Gateway to The Dales’, in picturesque Bolton Abbey is established as one of the finest country house hotels in the North of England. Paul Leonard, Head Chef of ‘The Burlington Restaurant’ at The Devonshire Arms, is passionate about supporting talented young Chefs as they develop their culinary […]

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Oktoberfest Leeds 2017

Oktoberfest Leeds 2017 – Leeds Events – South Bank Leeds – Yorkshire Events –  Oktoberfest Leeds 2017 This year’s Oktoberfest Leeds, held 6-8th and 13-15th October, promises a huge double weekender of bier, food and entertainment. Don that dirndl and leap into those lederhosen, as their new city centre location will house up to 12,000 […]

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Iberica Leeds Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Event

Iberica Leeds Wine Tasting – Spanish Tapas Restaurant Leeds – Leeds’s Best Restaurants – Iberica Leeds Events –  Iberica Leeds Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Event Ibérica has introduced a selection of new wines to the list to accompany the coming autumnal season and menu. Offering a truly extensive list of wines, Ibérica is committed […]

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Hidden Harewood Review: A magical mystery foodie tour

Pop-up Event – Leeds – Hidden Harewood – Harewood Food & Drink Project  Hidden Harewood Review: A magical mystery foodie tour with The Harewood Food & Drink Project Recently we were one of the lucky few to get an invite to The Harewood Food & Drink Project’s very first pop-up event, Hidden Harewood. Set in the […]

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August Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire

August Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire With the last bank holiday finally upon us, and the weather forecast still looking good. We’ve hand picked some of the best things to do, places to visit and great food and drink to sample this August bank holiday throughout Yorkshire. Harrogate August Bank Holiday Events  StrEat Food & […]

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Herby Toasted Chickpea Salad Recipe from Melanie Hadida Nutrition

Herby Toasted Chickpea Salad Recipe from Melanie Hadida Nutrition Nutritional Consultant and uber foodie Melanie Hadida picked up her love for cooking after the first of many trips to India over a decade ago. Whilst living and working in an urban clinic she learnt to cook healthy and delicious vegetarian dishes from the local women […]

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WIN Afternoon Tea for Two at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire Best Restaurants – Devonshire Arms Afternoon Tea Yorkshire WIN Afternoon Tea for Two at the Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa The Devonshire Hotel and Spa located in picturesque Bolton Abbey, ‘The Gateway to The Dales”, is renowned as one of the finest country house hotels in the North of England. COMPETITION […]

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Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire Best Restaurants – Afternoon Tea Yorkshire Chatsworth’s Ex-Housekeeper, Christine Robinson, to Host Charity Afternoon Tea The Devonshire Hotel and Spa located at ‘The Gateway to The Dales”, in picturesque Bolton Abbey is established as one of the finest country house hotels in the North of England. Christine Robinson, feels […]

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Game Dinner at The Black Swan Helmsley, in Celebration of “The Glorious 12th”

Black Swan Hotel Helmsley Offer – Best Yorkshire Restaurants Game Dinner at The Black Swan Helmsley, in Celebration of “The Glorious 12th” With its enviable position on the southern tip of The North York Moors, and surrounded by North Yorkshire’s finest farmlands and moorlands, The Black Swan is a popular haunt for those who love the […]

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Radio1 DJ’s added to Celebrity Lineup for one of Yorkshire’s biggest Street Food Festivals

Street Food Festival Newby Hall – Yorkshire Food Festival – Yorkshire Street Food  Radio1 DJ’s added to Celebrity Lineup for one of Yorkshire’s biggest Street Food Festivals Radio1 DJ and TV Presenter Scott Mills is set to headline the new StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival launching at Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon from 22-24 […]

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Reviewing Sheffield’s Hottest New Pop Up Restaurant – Courses 

Review Courses Pop Up Sheffield – Best Restaurants in Sheffield – Sheffield Supper Club – Sheffield Pop Up Restaurant – Fine Dining Yorkshire –  Reviewing Sheffield’s Hottest New Pop Up Restaurant – Courses The Sheffield dining scene has come on leaps and bounds over the last year or so. With a striving street food scene […]

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Chefs of Tomorrow travels to Le Cochon Aveugle, York

Chefs of Tomorrow – Josh Overington – Best York Restaurants – French Restaurant York –  Chefs of Tomorrow travels to Le Cochon Aveugle, York The next Chefs of Tomorrow event will be stopping off at Le Cochon Aveugle in York on Monday 17 July. After the successes of the TMRW Project Chefs of Tomorrow initiative, now […]

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Courses Pop Up Restaurant Sheffield’s Most Exciting New Dining Experience

Courses Pop Up Sheffield – Sheffield Best Restaurants – Sheffield Supper Club – Sheffield Pop Up Restaurant – Fine Dining Yorkshire Courses Pop Up Restaurant Sheffield’s Most Exciting New Dining Experience Following a successful first event, Courses Sheffield’s new pop-up restaurant is set to impress once again on 7th July. Showcasing their intimate and relaxed […]

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Malton Street Food Sundays

Malton Street Food Sundays -Yorkshire Food Festivals Malton Street Food Sundays Malton’s first ‘Street Food Sunday’ last weekend was hailed a success by the organisers, the Malton Community Interest Company (Malton CIC). The event, which transformed the Market Place into a relaxed family meeting and eating place, saw children cartwheeling on the (artificial) grass while […]

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A Wine Tasting Event not to be missed at Iberica Leeds

Iberica Leeds Wine Tasting Event – Leeds Tapas Restaurant – Yorkshire Best Restaurants A Wine Tasting Event not to be missed at Iberica Leeds On 13th of June 6pm to 8pm, meet Rías Baixas Wine Makers at Iberica Leeds La Bodega Wine Bar, while tasting 9 different Albariños from this Spanish wine region. Tickets cost […]

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York Food Festival 2017 ‘Taster’ Returns This Month

York Food Festival 2017 – Yorkshire Food Festival – York Street Food York Food Festival 2017 ‘Taster’ Returns 10th & 11th June York Food Festival 2017’s curtain-raiser the ‘Taster Festival’ returns to the city centre on 10th and 11th June, 10am-5pm. St Sampson’s Square sees food and cocktail demonstrations, hands-on workshops, speciality tastings and the […]

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EatNorth Leeds Street Food – Yorkshire Food Festivals From Leeds Indie Food and North Brewing Co, Leeds’ first ever Weekly Street Food Event this Summer As Leeds Indie Food 2017 comes to a close the team behind the city’s favourite food festival have recently announced a brand new project: EatNorth. Starting on 17th June, the […]

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Leeds Feast 2017 Bank Holiday Highlights at Water Lane Boathouse

Written by Paul Conboy – follow on Instagram and Twitter @fatfoodclub – Leeds Feast 2017 – Leeds Street Food Summer landed in spectacular British fashion last May Bank Holiday weekend as we went along to Leeds Feast at the new Water Lane Boathouse. On empty stomachs, we made our way through big crowds, happy faces, brass […]

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Win an exclusive ‘Wensley Cheese Hamper’ as part of The Dales Festival of Food & Drink

Dales Festival of Food and Drink 2017 – Yorkshire Food Festival – Competition  The Dales Festival of Food and Drink 2017 brings together the best food and drink the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, over a two day event held in the heart of Leyburn Market Town. Last year the event attracted over 6,000 visitors […]

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An absolutely mammoth lineup of foodie events across Yorkshire this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

View August Bank Holiday (25-27th August 2017) line up May Bank Holiday Events 2017 Yorkshire – Food Festivals Yorkshire – Gin Tasting Experiences Yorkshire – Street Food Yorkshire May Bank Holiday Events 2017 Yorkshire May Bank Holiday Weekend is fast approaching and with so much choice it’s hard to pick which Yorkshire foodie event to […]

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Great British Food Festival Returns To Harewood House with Ex Bake Off Stars

Great British Food Festival Harewood House – Yorkshire Food Festivals Saturday 27th May – Monday 29th May sees the return of The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House, near Leeds. Along with wonderful food and drink producers, there will be headline chef demos, foodie talks, and terrific live music to enjoy on the lawns. […]

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Woodland Dining From Field to Fork ‘Fire & Dine’ Leeds

Outdoor Dining Events Yorkshire – Fire & Dine – Yorkshire Gourmet – Swillington Organic Farm Leeds The Yorkshire Gourmet’s ‘Fire & Dine’ is a unique off-grid dining experience. Set in the beautiful ancient woodland at Swillington Organic Farm in Leeds, in collaboration with woodland event organisers ‘This Green Moon’. It’s all about provenance – from […]

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Slingsby Harrogate Gin Tasting Experience Review

Last Saturday we attended Slingsby’s Gin Tasting Experience in Harrogate. Based in the heart of the town centre, overlooking the beautiful views of the stray you’ll find their ‘Spirit of Harrogate’ store. Slingsby’s offer three private tasting sessions from Wednesday to Saturday for 10- 16 guests (The Spirit of Gin, The Cocktail Master and Just The Tonic). Each including a range of activities from gin tasting from a selection […]

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From Brunch to BBQ – A Foodie’s Guide to Live at Leeds

The award-winning Live at Leeds makes its welcome return this month. Celebrating its tenth birthday showcasing new music at multiple venues on the weekend of May Bank Holiday. We’ve picked our favourite places to refuel between gig hopping this mammoth event. Brudenell Social Club 33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY While catching a gig at […]

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Star Inn The City York Review – War Of The Roses Dinner

On 6th March the Star Inn the City York hosted another epic foodie event. The aptly named ‘War Of The Roses’: Steve vs Steve Dinner’ saw Head Chef Steve Smith from the Michelin Starred Star Inn at Harome and Steve Smith of the acclaimed Freemasons at Wiswell go head to head for diners votes. This […]

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Win Afternoon Tea in York On Mother’s Day At The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace

When we think Mother’s Day, we think Afternoon Tea and it’s hard to find a better location to treat mum to cake and champagne indulgence then within the beautiful setting of The Principal Hotel York. Housing one of our favourite restaurants, breakfast through to dinner the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace showcases the finest Yorkshire ingredients […]

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Getting In On The Gin At Gin Festival York

In the last few years the explosion of gin has been a phenomenon, I’d go even as far to say it is now as big as prosecco.  From local micro distilleries to city centre gin bars popping up, all serving an abundance of new and exciting flavours. Hitting cities and towns all across the UK, […]

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Leeds’ thriving independent food and drink community are once again planning a mouthwatering feast the annual Leeds Indie Food festival. Returning for its third year, the 18-day celebration will play host to nearly 100 innovative events spread over three new festival strands: Eat, Drink and Do. Enthusiastic Eaters will find plenty on their plate, from […]

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Yorkshire’s Best Valentines Day Restaurants & Romantic Getaways

From award winning getaways to sharing specials cooked on an open flame, we’ve handpicked a romantic rundown of some of our favourite places to spend your Valentine’s Day. York: The Park Restaurant Visit the three AA Rosette award winning Park Restaurant where Head Chef Adam Jackson is serving up an eight course Valentine’s Day tasting […]

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The Big Friday Feast: Drinks, eats and beats set in the quirky new venue of Leeds Kirkgate Market

Big Friday Feast: 17th February 2017 – 7.30pm-11.30pm – Leeds Kirkgate Market – Admission £6.96 Mouth watering street food from around the World, craft beer, gin, live music and entertainment all in one – yes please! Following a £13M re-vamp Leeds Kirkgate Market will be host to February’s ‘Big Friday Feast‘. The event will take […]

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Mr P’s York brings curious treats for 2017

Mr P’s Curious Tavern, 71 Low Petergate, York, United Kingdom 01904 521177 Situated in the shadows of York Minster sits Michelin starred Chef Andrew Pern’s restaurant Mr P’s Curious Tavern, serving small plates, ales & gins from around the world. Small plates with international flavours and the quality of the Star Inn at Harome can […]

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Michelin starred dinner with Andrew Pern at Star Inn the City York

The Star Inn The City, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR Not long after our recent visit to the Star Inn The City York, to attend an incredible evening hosted by Nigel Haworth from the Michelin starred Northcote, we were back at one of our favourite Yorkshire restaurants for an evening with the man himself. Michelin-starred […]

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#HammyChristmas at Ham & Friends All the Trimmings Pop-Up

Ham and Friends, Grand Arcade, 7 Merrion Street, Leeds LS1 6PG (around the corner from Zaap Thai restaurant) So it’s everyone’s favourite time of the year, our golden opportunity to indulge as much as possible. We’ll eat and drink as if the January diet is as easy as the bottle of wine we’ve just devoured, or the […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving with the BBQ Collective PLUS their scrumptious Pumpkin Pie Recipe

BBQ Collective, Sheffield  Thanksgiving dinner cooked by an American with a focus on smoked cooked meats, yes please! We caught up with Jeff Wright Executive Chef and Co-Owner of the BBQ Collective Sheffield, who wrote this fantastic piece on Thanksgiving Dinner, how they’ll be celebrating this Thursday, plus Jeff shares his delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipe […]

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Fizz & Flute offer the ultimate professional fizz experience for your event

We first fell in love with Fizz and Flute when we spotted Eric their beautiful Piaggio three wheeled Italian van all set up to impress, at StrEat Food Festival in Harrogate. Run by the lovely Nicola and Helen their prosecco bar travels nationwide to birthday parties, corporate events, weddings, private events, music festivals, street food […]

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Northcote at The Star Inn the City With Michelin starred chef Nigel Haworth

The Star Inn The City, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR – 01904 619208 As The Star Inn The City revealed their Autumn/Winter event listings we couldn’t believe our luck when they announced the collaboration with one of the UK’s best Chefs, Nigel Haworth. Northcote has been on our radar for a good few years after […]

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A taste of things to come as Jöro pop up at the Milestone

Jöro pop up at the Milestone with a 7 course tasting menu, to showcase a taste of what’s to come for their highly anticipated new restaurant, coming December to the revolutionary new space Krynkl in Kelham Island.

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The people of Sheffield were in for an absolute treat last Friday as Inox Head Chef Joe Berry and the team collaborated with Master Chef 2016 finalist Stuart Archer, AKA The Culinary Chemist to deliver a five course Master Chef inspired dinner. Tickets for the event flew out in anticipation for a taste of Stuart’s […]

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York Food Festival returns this weekend for a tasty 20th year

York Food & Drink Festival is back and better than ever this Friday 23rd September until 2nd October, with street food, craft beer, champagne, live music, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities, cookery classes, taste and ale trails and a delicious variety of evening events. Over 100 stalls will take over Parliament Street with a wide range […]

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WILD Takes its Dining Flavour to a whole new Wild Experience this August Bank Holiday

For four days this August (Friday 26th-Monday 29th), Wild Restaurant from Harrogate is hosting ‘The Teepee Village’ for an amazing dining experience as part of the very first ‘StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival’ in the Valley Gardens, Harrogate. Jim Key, head chef and proprietor of Wild Restaurant is planning a menu not to be […]

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This Weekend : Market Day at The Hepworth

In celebration of their summer exhibition Stanley Spencer: Of Angels & Dirt  and the artist’s love of village life and rural landscape, Market Day at The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire’s award winning gallery, features over 20 handpicked stalls of artisan goods and street food, plus garden games and live music. Street Food Market Gallery Garden, 11am […]

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Two New Head Chefs for The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Hotel & Spa located at ‘The Gateway to The Dales’, in picturesque Bolton Abbey is established as one of the finest country house hotels in the North of England. A coaching inn, since the early C17th, with its 3 AA rosette restaurant, The Burlington having won many awards. They have recently appointed two […]

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WIN Tickets to Foodies Festival Harrogate

Foodies Festival Returns to Ripley Castle with a Lip-Smacking Feast of Culinary Features, Top Chefs and Foodie Fun from 19th to 21st August and we’re giving away x3 pairs of day tickets! Enter by registering with us and sharing our Facebook Competition post. Winners will be contacted 17th August. Here’s whats in store: Top local […]

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Win x2 tickets to Wild’s Experimental Teepee Dinner at StrEat Festival

One of the most unique food festivals that Yorkshire has ever seen is coming to Harrogate this August Bank Holiday. The StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival will showcase FIVE zones of some of the finest Street Food, a Teepee dedicated to all things from one of Harrogate’s best restaurants Wild, Craft Beer Teepee, Cocktails, […]

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On the menu at the Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival

Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2016 will run over four days starting Thursday 4th August. Last year’s festival celebrated its 15th anniversary and was considered the best year ever, with individuals and families travelling from across the region and as far as Liverpool, Cornwall and New York to join them. Over 90% of the food […]

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Celebrating International Chocolate Day with Tarte & Berry and Yves Quemerais

Happy International Chocolate Day! To help you celebrate we have two delicious recipes for you to try out at home. Tarte & Berry The first recipe comes from our friends at Tarte and Berry, who specialise in artisan baked treats. Handmade in their Yorkshire bakery, they use only the best quality ingredients such as British […]

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Incredible Chef Line-up at the Great Yorkshire Show

Here’s a taster of some of the incredible dishes that will be demonstrated

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Waterfront Festival & British Street Food Awards team up to bring Leeds waterways to life

This weekend will be host to the 9th Year of the Leeds Waterfront Festival, a jam packed festival that takes place across 8 sites each hosting a mix of music, performance, art and of course incredible food and drink. As part of the festival the British Street Food Awards are bringing their Scotland and the […]

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Celebrating national martini day with Brasserie Blanc

Its a double celebration today, not only is it Fathers Day but it’s also National Martini Day! One of Leeds best french restaurants Brasserie Blanc has shared with us  their recipe for Espresso Martini. Warning these are highly addictive! 25ml Absolut Vodka 25ml Kahlua 10ml Gomme sugar syrup 40ml Union Revelation blend espresso Method Pour the […]

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Horto Summer Pop Up Tasting Event

Tuesday night we were lucky enough to get invited to an exclusive tasting event at Rudding Park’s brand new pop up restaurant Horto. Latin for ‘kitchen garden’, Horto utilises seasonal ingredients from over 100 different herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits all grown by Kitchen Gardener, Adrian Reeve. Adrian and acclaimed Yorkshire Chef Murray Wilson […]

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York’s Taster Festival gets us ready for September

The York Food & Drink Taster Festival did not disappoint, the weekend saw Parliament Street awash with the smells, sights and tastes of some of Yorkshire’s finest producers.     Tikka Kebab Kitchen                                              […]

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Celebrate World Gin Day with Slingsby Gin and their Signature Serve

We’ve teamed up with Slingsby Gin for a double celebration. World Gin Day and The Queen’s 90th Birthday!! It’s World Gin Day on the 11th of June, this paired with the Queen’s 90th birthday means double the festivities are in order this weekend. To celebrate, the Spirit of Harrogate, home of Harrogate based Slingsby Gin, is […]

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Leeds Feasting at the Yorkshire Post Food & Drink Festival

Leeds Feasting at the Yorkshire Post Food & Drink Festival

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Top 10 foodie reasons to attend Malton Food Lovers Festival this weekend

Top 10 foodie reasons to attend Malton Food Lovers Festival