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Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Look at these guys, I would be totally lost without them! I met up with Fran and Daisy the other week for a mastermind session and we were totally shocked to realise it had been almost a year since we last all met up together. We talk a lot about business together and so we arrange to meet up every now and then to discuss goals and just life… it usually ends up being mostly the latter with cocktails and wine, haha!

We were invited to hang out at Zouk Tea Bar in Manchester this time to chat and try out their menu and I just wouldn’t be myself if I turned down a delicious Indian meal! I had heard of Zouk, but I didn’t even realise it was Indian food until Fran sent me the menu (does anyone else like to choose what they’re going to eat before they even get to the restaurant?!). I was really excited to see so many paneer curry options as I love to try eat meat free as much as possible when I go out to eat and paneer is one of my favourite vegetarian alternatives.

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

For starters I chose Spicy Prawn Cakes, which were only moderately spiced, but completely delicious with the saffron mayo they came with and I’m excited to try making it myself at home – I love dipping sauces and condiments! After a long deliberation I choose the Palak Paneer with spinach, but I’d love to try all the paneer dishes at some point – the sauce was really tasty and again moderately spiced, but the paneer was sadly a little tasteless. Next time I might ask if they can make it tandoori style! The naan breads were delicious and I only wish I could have eaten it all!!

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

I was a little disappointed by the lack of dessert choices on the day we went to Zouk Tea Bar as I had heard they have loads of fresh cakes on offer, but we were served a generous three-scoop ice cream with lots of caramel sauce so I can’t complain! I love a good ice cream to cleanse my mouth at the end of a meal and especially to put out the fire of a good curry! We also enjoyed a nice bottle of red wine, which I always love to accompany Indian food. The restaurant is quite large with plenty of different seating options and room for large parties – a big group were happily seated while we were there, but there was plenty of space so we never felt like they encroached on our afternoon.

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

After our lovely meal at Zouk Tea Bar we headed to Allotment bar for more chatting working and a few drinks to settle into Sunday evening. We chose a seat by the window and the view of the beautiful lights outside from the cosy bar was the perfect spot to unwind and dream the evening away. We finished the night with a hot chocolate and headed off home with full bellies and heads ready to take over the world! Loves x xx

Eating Out in Manchester: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

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Eating Out In Leeds: Mod Pizza

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Mod Pizza opened their first build-your-own pizza restaurant in the UK here in Leeds last year on the Cardigan Fields complex in Kirkstall. Typically, we had just moved from our little rented house that was 10 minutes walk away, but we still managed to visit plenty of times for our custom topping pizzas!

Eating out in Leeds: Mod Pizza

Best Pizza in Kirkstall

Mod Pizza is an American brand and they brought over their well known customer service values to their restaurants in the UK – when you walk in the door the staff greet you with a joyful “hello” and even send you off with a chorus of “goodbyes” when you leave. The decor is very American Diner/Dive Bar which I think is a really fun combination with old, repurposed wooden panels on the walls, graffiti style decor and a mishmash of photos from around the community. There’s even a space where you can add your own stamp by signing your name on a Mod sticker and adding it to the collage.

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Best Pizza in Leeds

The best part, though, is obviously the pizza! The whole set up is very ‘Subway’ style where you choose your own sauce base, cheeses, meats, vegetables and toppings such as extra cheese, pesto drizzle and chilli flakes. You can get your traditional tomato and barbecue sauce base, but I love to opt for a pesto base instead! My favourite meats are the canadian ham and spicy sausage and¬†for a little bit of my five-a-day I add artichokes and roasted garlic or some jalapenos.

Similar to the amazing drinks fountain you get in Five Guys, you can choose to add flavourings to your Coke, Fanta and Sprite drinks with free refills and theres also a selection of fresher juices like traditional lemonade. If you want something a bit different they also offer beers and amazing milkshakes that you can add chunks of salted caramel and mint chocolate to.

Build Your Own Pizza Leeds

Mod Pizza, Kirkstall

Not long after Mod Pizza opened all my besties came to stay in Leeds. We headed out to Cardigan Fields for a fun afternoon of build your own pizza and really terrible bowling! We had such a great time at Mod that we went back the following day for lunch too, haha! It’s definitely a treat and really filling too as you can get as many toppings as you want for the same price. If you’re not good at choosing though, don’t worry as they have some ready made pizza topping ideas for you too!

Loves x xx

Mod Pizza Leeds

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