09 April 2014

Event/Food Review | Dining at The Light Leeds Part 1

 A few days ago I had the courtesy of dining at 'The Light Leeds' in 4 different food venues. Exciting as it sounds, it definitely was! The idea was to sample different foods and drinks from the menus for an all round sound night.

Our first stop off was Tiger Tiger Leeds to get the ball a-rolling! Having our own VIP section we sipped on our unlimited cocktails which were divine. I of course had my virgin mojito to start with- my classic usual. There is of course some adventurous options on the menu which you must try.

The next stop for starters was Frankie and Benny's. I always love walking into this place as the New York dinner vibe is always so nice. We were shown to our private area where we were seated and ordered more... yes more drinks. I had the 'Frankies Fruit Punch' which was "Yum-tastic". I could have easily ordered four of these but I needed to save room! I'm not even lying to you. There was a set starter for everyone to try which was 'meatballs Neapolitan' with ciabatta garlic bread but as I don't eat pork I had the lovely '' instead. It was potato skins with bbq chicken filling and a sour scream side. "Spicey no tail" as my mum would say which basically means- it was HOT! A nice tongue tantalizing starter to open up the appetite.



For the mains Nandos was where all the excitement got down!!! I love Nandos soo much that my so called "moderate eating portions" took a back seat. Arrhhh. Nandos in the Light did a great job of having the table set ready for us with EVERYTHING! I nearly started feeling emotional with the food selection but the food got the better of me and I was straight in! It had every spice of chicken, wings, salad, chips, corn, coleslaw, spicy rice, Sweet mash and Luso Beans. I am a big fan of Nandos and I was slightly gutted that I didn't know they served ALL of this. For example, I am definitely trying the Luso beans and mixed leaf salad next time I am in there! Also our drinks were brought to us which is a change to always topping up my own drink. Nandos, you did not disappoint me in the slightest!

Last stop was Browns restaurant. First impressions walking in was like "wowee!" So posh looking and elegant with a calming atmosphere. A Thursday night was a perfect choice for enjoying the evening to the max as of course Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays would be heaving with people! We were shown to our table, full of excitement because lets face it.. dessert is the best part right? I had briefly checked the online menu the night before and thought I would like to try one of their brownies. One!? We all had three each!!! Presented so beautifully we all had on our platter containing Dark Chocolate Brownie, Ginger Chocolate Brownie and White Chocolate + Raspberry Blondie. These all came with pistachio, strawberry and chocolate ice cream with passion fruit + raspberry coulis. With great great determination to indulge to the max I did try to finish it all but all I can remember is me saying "roll me outta here". Hahaha
I 100% recommend this dessert if you have a sweet tooth like me!!

At the end of the superb night, Tiger Tiger asked us to come back and finish the night on a high - Karaoke! It was a blast. I love to sing so it was great just to sing to classics and even 'Let it Go' from Frozen. TUNE! I haven't seen the film but I feel I know the whole story line now after being filled in by my siblings hahah

If you are ever in The Light Leeds, you will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat. There are some great places to celebrate events, pre-munch before going to the cinema or a night out. Maybe you should do what we did and go to different venues as it really does spice up the evening :D

The Light Leeds


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