Friday, January 16, 2009

Some News

Fri 16 Jan 2009

It's been a long time since a bit of a round up, so here's some news from round Leeds and Yorkshire in general.

Firstly - if you are in Yorkshire and you fancy a bit of manual wine-related labour, you may be interested in the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard activity weekend. Over the weekend of 31 January and 1 February, the vineyard, located in Nun Monkton, North Yorks, is opening itself to willing hands. All you have to do is hope for good weather ...

If you haven't already noticed Felicini, formerly on Albion Street, has gone the way of many other businesses and closed its doors. Although I was quite a fan initially, over the last 6 months or so, the menu had been cut down dramatically and it wasn't nearly as good as it had been. I've also been sad to note the closing of Pita in Headingley. They used to make excellent felafel sandwiches - essential food at the end of a night out - and it's a shame a small, independent business making good food has gone, while a well known sandwich chain (with an awful, distinctive smell) seems to be doing a thriving business a few doors down.

Of course, the credit crunch means that there are food offers everywhere. No 3 York Place (on, um, York Place) is offering a very good value lunch/early bird menu - just £30 for 3 courses, including a bottle of wine, for two people. The Malmaison (Swinegate) is offering the same deal (almost - the Mal's is priced at £29) - but you'll need to register on their site to get the voucher. Yo!Sushi (inside Harvey Nicks) is running a 40% off sale (visit the site for the voucher). And Pizza Express (Corn Exchange, Clarence Dock) are in on the New Year sale with a 2-for-1 offer. There are bound to be others - keep your eyes peeled!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a lot of restaurants will have a hard time weathering the recession. We're managing at the moment, we're based in Ripon so there are a lot less people to support us. If we do a special offer, would I be able to contact you in the near future?

10:38 am  
Blogger Alex said...

Absolutely - more than happy to run details of special offers available!

1:45 pm  

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