Within this section are the reviews of my most recent eating experiences and these range from locally in Yorkshire to cities we have visited.

I try my best to be fair and I judge based against the standard of food I can cook and produce at home. Sometimes I will compare restaurants by their genre but only when they have similar priced menus.


I believe good service can rescue a average meal and have had some amazing variances in both.

Wakefield Restaurants

Return to Ego (@Beverley Arms Ackworth)

Best Itailian in Wakefield – Felice’s Bella Roma (63 Northgate)

Handmade Burger Co (Trinity Walk)

The Three Houses (Wakefield). Great decor but poor foundations.

Prego (107 Westgate Wakefield )

Surf and Turf at the New Inn (New Inn Walton

The Cow Shed (Northgate, Wakefield); meat me elsewhere


Pieminister; it gets my vote (Duncan Street, Leeds)

Tapas with a black pudding twist (Ambiente Tapas 36-38 The Calls, Leeds)


Bill’s Breakfast Breakdown (Dale Street Manchester)

Pie and Ale meats Eat Bake Blog (Lever Street, Manchester)

York and North Yorkshire

Lives up to its name – The Fossgate Social (25 Fossgate York)

The Magpie – Whitby; An anniversary dinner to remember


Left me feeling blue – Raddison Blu (Manchester)

Hotel Barcelona Centre – Equal in every way