In my Victoria Quarter post I professed a bit of my love for Leeds and as impressed publish I was asked by Travelodge* if I wanted to write about my favourite part of Leeds, it was like fate! I’ve commuted to Leeds for nearly 4 years now and I’ve really started to enjoy the city more recently. When I do stay over its usually in the Vicar Lane Travelodge (I’m not just saying that either!) it’s affordable and not too far a walk from Call Lane which is where we inevitably end up on a night out.
I was asked to talk about my favourite part of Leeds and there’s a few that hold a special place in my heart so decided to share two very different ones:
Fazenda, Granary Wharf
There’s been a lot of firsts at Fazenda for me, the first time I went it was when I had taken a regional role which meant my first real promotion for me. It was very celebratory and I just loved the whole concept of all you can eat meat! I’ve been there with Mr E for his birthday and for mine and it’s where I first ate Chicken Heart! It’s now my favourite thing to eat when I go.
I also tried red wine there for the first time (since a bad episode ten years previous at a uni friends 21st) and where my friend had her first proper wine after having her first baby. If you ask me where I want to eat in Leeds hands down its here.
Rooftop Car Park
Random one but where I work we have a little multi-storey car park, and when I leave work late and I’m parked on that top deck I often stop to admire the view of the city. I find it really calming and instantly relaxes me ready for my journey home. If I could choose one place that never fails to relax me and makes me feel serene it would be here! Sounds a bit strange I know it it just works!
I’m really starting to discover Leeds more recently, from great independent stores like Lamberts Yard, beautiful bars like Bar Soba and the best Arena venue I’ve ever watched a concert at. All of which I’ve visited just this last week alone!
I also love the water taxi’s (I need to go in one soon!) , the canals and the older buildings in Leeds.
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*post sponsored by Travelodge , as always all content and words my own!