Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Fuji Hiro - Wade Lane, Leeds

What a little gem... Fuji Hiro is great, the lady has been raving about it for ages but I got my first chance to try it out yesterday. We’d been bowling in the Merrion centre and as usual I’d kicked arse despite having a bit of an off day only bowling a 161 and a 130 something.

Sukhothai - Otley Road, Leeds

We seem to be quite lucky for places to eat in Headingley, with most of the globe covered in such a small area it’s pretty nice to have such a good choice.

That given we were pretty limited on Saturday night as we’d left booking till quite late, we were celebrating my beautiful lady’s birthday and there was 9 of us to feed.

We had managed to get into Sukhothai not too far from Salvo’s on Headingley Road. This place definitely plays up to its Thai roots in the decor, lots of carved wood and statues of monks and other such shit about the place.

The menu is immense with a hell of a lot of choice in every section so it actually takes longer to choose than it does for your food to come out.

As there was 9 of us and it was more of a celebration than an opportunity to review the food. Most of my time was spent chatting and making sure everyone had drinks.

Which was incredibly easy as Sukhothai is of the old school in waiting staff where more is definitely more...

The Changs and Singha were flowing good and fast so we were all soon suitably lubricated and having a good laugh. Food wise I’d gone for the Tod Mun Pla which is their take on Fishcakes, slightly greasy but ok all in all. They were quite dense but went down ok.

For mains I’d chose the Pad Prik Gang, which is meant to be a hot Thai Red Curry with Chicken, it was good and creamy with coconut milk but nowhere near hot enough for my liking.

All in all the food is of a high standard and the service is very quick and attentive but it’s very definitely a paired down version of the real thing.

Despite this I would definitely recommend coming for a meal, the atmosphere is fun and very friendly and if you tell them it’s your birthday they will come over and sing for you as well!

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

La Grillade - Wellington Street, Leeds

You cannot beat classic French for a good meal and La Grillade is about as classic French as you can get. This bijou establishment has been on the Leeds food scene for many years and is a bit of a legend.