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I love a good girly night and last Saturday saw me celebrating my great friend Rachel’s birthday at the Restaurant Bar and Grill, Leeds-a place I also reviewed for one of my weekly posts for Grazia Live (I promise you it didn’t feel like work, though) we had far too much fun for that!…

Rachel, far right and I met at Sixth Form a fair few years ago (we haven’t changed a bit, honest-hehe!) and Alex is my next door neighbour and new friend (she actually knew Rachel before I’d met her)-Leeds is a small place, people!

Anyway, it was fabulous that we three could go enjoy some prosecco and delicious bistro food in the stunning Restaurant Bar and Grill, sans kids, and really let our hair down!

The Restaurant Bar and Grill-Honest MumA dazzling restaurant residing in the landmark old post office building on City Square in Leeds this Parisian style place boasts a modern menu and oh-so glam cocktail bar we enjoyed propping up, pre-starters!
smoked salmon starter-Honest Mum
With some of the best service we’d collectively ever experienced, the staff helped us to (finally) decide on thai spiced fishcakes, chargrilled asparagus and poached egg and severn and wye smoked salmon on sourdough to start, followed by saintly superfood salmon salad and yes another healthy option, prawn and avocado salad that was perfect fare on what was the hottest day/evening of the year so far.
Fear not though, these were but a guise for what was to come next: dreamy dark chocolate fondant, strawberries and jersey cream and vanilla creme brulee with lemon shortbread. Oh yes!
Creme Brulee Restaruant Bar and Grill
chocolate fondant-Honest Mum
We then toasted our perfect night with Lemon Cheesecake, Chocolate Sazerac (rum and chocolate liquor) and Expresso Martini dessert cocktails. Oh and I nearly forget the apple martinis barman Alex rustled up for us too!
Thanks Alex, you rock (literally)!
Alex bartender-Honest Mum
apple martini-Honest Mum
Restaurant Bar and Grill is one magnificent joint.  Leeds?! For a moment there we thought we were in New York.
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28 Responses

  1. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    That looks and sounds like a fab night out – you can’t beat girlie evenings out on the town. Sounds like a great place too, shame it’s a bit far for a night out for me 😉

  2. Annwen

    Ooh, I’ll have to add this to my list of places to try on date night with the hubby. We usually go to Leeds!

    • honestmum

      You must Annwen and you should try my parents’ restaurants The Olive Tree (and brother has fab Italian Giorgio’s) too when you’re here! x

  3. Hannah Mums' Days

    Yes, yes, YES!! (*coughs* and Alex can rustle me up an apple martini anytime!) That looks like a gorgeous selection of food accompanied by just the right amount of drinkies…I don’t remember Leeds being so cool, but I’m looking forward to my next trip 🙂 xxx
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  4. Amy

    Wow that food looks amazing looks like you had a brilliant night 🙂 #allaboutyou
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  5. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    Sounds amazing and the food looks delicious! Definitely need to give this a go soon. Great post lovely lady! x
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  6. mummytries

    Sounds like it was a fab night hon! Great friends, divine food and a few drinks, what a gig 🙂 #allaboutyou
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  7. Super Busy Mum

    What a gorgeous looking restaurant and you three ladies looked as though you had a fab time too! And how could you not!! x
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