It would be fair to say that we here at Roomzzz like our food and that here in Leeds we are more than spoilt for choice of amazing places to dine. This weekend sees the launch of another gastronomic delight… mixing fine dining with a slice of celebrity as James Martin – star of Saturday Kitchen – opens his new restaurant in the city.
The Leeds Kitchen, will be situated at the Alea Casino in Clarence Dock, is set to open to the public on Saturday 9 April 2011, and will provide a fine dining experience in stunning surroundings.
James as you may know is a devout Yorkshireman having recently had the honour of being made a Yorkshire Patron, James’ new venture has already contributed to the City of Leeds employment drive, with over 25 experienced chefs and front-of-house staff recruited in preparation for opening and all suppliers for the venture are also locally sourced.
Expressing his excitement, James Martin said: “I am delighted to be opening my new restaurant at Alea Casino, Leeds.
“It’s a stunning venue and has everything under one roof. What better way to put the icing on the cake – excuse the pun – by launching my new venture there!
“As I’m a born and bred Yorkshireman, I have been searching for the right location for some time and Alea and Clarence Dock have everything I am looking for. I can’t wait to open shortly, and deliver – along with my team – some of the best of British cooking Leeds has experienced.”
Quite frankly we can’t wait… we’ll be joining the first to sample the new restaurant and are practically drooling in anticipation!
As we’re into April now and as you know there are a couple of long weekends to deal with and the Easter Holidays, I thought today I’d take a look at what’s going on in Yorkshire throughout April. We have three Roomzzz hotels in Leeds and as the hub of the county what better place to position yourself for exploring?
David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter at York Art Gallery – 10th Feb – 22nd June - on loan from Tate, is the largest painting the artist has ever produced. This is your chance to see it as it is the first time the painting has been seen in Britain outside of London.
The Railway Children Weekend 30th April – 2nd May – the steep gradient up the Worth Valley from the Keighley terminus has been a challenge for locomotives ever since the line opened on 15th April 1867. The sound of a steam engine tackling this climb echoes from the steep sides of the valley, while great clouds of steam and smoke add drama to the scene.
Dales Festival of Food & Drink 30th April – 2nd May – If you enjoy food, drink and are looking for a place to go on a bank holiday week end, you need to head for Leyburn in Wensleydale. The three day Dales Festival of Food and Drink is a feast of gastronomic delights with a distinctly local flavour.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show 4th – 17th April – over 90 of the UK’s leading horticultural nuseries, fruit and veg, floristry, crafts and gifts, cookery and food marquee and garden sundries. All on display at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground.
AND don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for Leeds and Manchester… we’ll be drawing the winner of our Friday Favourites competition on Thursday!
Oh it’s sooo fantastic to be in April…. didn’t March go on for ever? It’s a little bit rainy here today but even that can’t get us down… after all, all the lovely spring flowers will be
thirsty by now!
So it’s April, it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend and it’s the start of our April Showers promotion…. So what three good things could you do this weekend? Well firstly of course you could book into Roomzzz in either Leeds or Manchester - remember we have three hotels in Leeds… and you could stay in the lap of luxury in any one of them…secondly if you’re in Leeds you could book in for a round of golf, with our fabulous Stay and Play offer in conjunction with Wike Ridge Golf Course, thirdly you could go to Facebook and ‘like’ Leeds and Manchester to be in with a chance to win our Friday Faves competition of a night on us in Leeds City West next Friday!
You see good things really do come in threes…..