Wednesday, 19 August 2015


When I was invited to try out new bar and restaurant Slate NQ last week, I jumped at the chance. I'm a big fan of its sister venues, Roxy Ballroom and Roxy Lanes, plus I love the new hot-spot area of Leeds, the Northern Quarter. It was the perfect excuse to pop to Leeds and catch up with one of my fave uni gals. 

The place itself was really cool- very on trend, but quite grown up feeling. Its perfect for drinks with the girls, causal meetings or just a nice place to chill during the day. It has a gorgeous rooftop terrace area and beer garden, something that is quite difficult to find in Leeds. The decor and layout was right up my street, and really fits in with the whole bar scene that's so popular right now. 

We started off with two gorgeous cocktails- probably the best I've ever had, and certainly different. I went for a 'Ginger Collins', which was soo refreshing with pear and ginger beer. I highly recommend! Jess opted for 'The Baroness', which was equally good. I love how they come in their own glasses too, which really complimented them.

Next the food... It was just delicious. We were really hungry so we went for a couple of starters/nibbles to begin with. The humous was to die for, and the fresh, warm pitta bread absolutely moreish. And for me, you can never go wrong with tomato garlic bread. Next we shared two pizzas, Slate's speciality. We chose the three cheese, and truffle salami pizzas, and they were so so good too. They were different to your regular run of the mill pizzas, and super yummy. I can't wait to go back and try some of their other flavours (top tip: they have a deal on pizzas every Tuesday).

After all the food and drink, we were truly stuffed, but managed to squeeze in thirty minutes of pool before we left. My pool skills are a huge embarrassment, but it was a great laugh. I think this would be a fab place to come for drinks, nibbles and a few games of pool, even if you are as bad as me and miss the balls more than you hit!

Overall, I had a great time at Slate NQ and would recommend it to everyone, whether you want a nice meal, drinks, or nibbles with friends. I'm already organising a girly night, and thinking of ordering more starters, and maybe trying one of their meat and cheese boards, as they sound delicious. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining and I can enjoy the sun terrace too. 

Let me know what you think of Slate NQ, or I would love some tips on other cool places to eat or drink in the area. Thanks again Slate!!

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