What To Do and Where To Eat This Week… | Living North

What To Do and Where To Eat This Week…



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What to do: Budapest’s teahouses inspired the Quilliam brothers to set up their self-titled cosy café. Their extensive list of specialist loose-leaf teas is what many people come for, but every Tuesday at 8pm and Thursday at 9pm their private cinema room plays host to old and new classics. This week you’ll catch Johnny Depp’s Sweeney Todd – if you get down early enough and beat the queues.

Where to eat: Housed in the 400-year-old, Grade II-listed ‘Old Smithy’ in Washington Village, The Forge is a vibrant, charismatic eatery serving some of the most wholesome food this side of the river – accompanied by an extensive wine selection, locally-distilled gins, real ales and some sensational cocktails. Their Father’s Day menu – think Scotch egg or Brown Ale cake – promises to wow Dad this Sunday.


What to do: Now in its 13th year, Halifax’s Independent Film Festival provides a unique platform for filmmakers and media artists to share their work. As a filmmaker's festival, they bring the directors of the works to Halifax and create opportunities to connect directly with audiences. This week there’ll be screenings, masterclasses and talks, so go along to support your local filmmakers.

Where to eat: Chris Harrison has years of experience in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers. It shows in the menu he’s created at his pub, The Old House in Hull, which serves up one of the best Sunday roasts in the business. With Yorkshire Wagyu beef on the menu it could be the perfect option this Father’s Day. 

Published in: June 2019

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