Grub & Grog at The Refectory – Review

Now I don’t want to set a dangerous precedent of gallivanting out for food and drinks, as usually I can rarely go anywhere and I’m not up to much.  However I seem to be having a really good day (unpredictable ME strikes again!) so I am making the most of it and documenting every minute, lol!  Tonight, hubby and I went out for a drink and a bite to eat with our friend.  We went to Grub & Grog at The Refectory, which is a small brewery bar and eatery in central Leeds.  They have only been open since last year, but seem to have built up a good customer base already.  No doubt that is thanks to the great food, good beer selection and friendly staff.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m vegetarian.  This place has a much wider and more interesting veggie food selection than most places.  It’s all fairly wholesome and relatively healthy, including lots of vegetables and grains.  I chose the roasted cauliflower with pearl barley, and some “Yorkshire Fries” (which are actually roasted seasonal vegetables, really tasty).  I followed this up with a much less wholesome and healthy salted caramel brownie.  I should tell you now, I have some pretty strong feelings for salted caramel anything… I’m sure it will be featuring more in further blog posts!


My husband had their newest brewing creation – a salted lime beer.  It was pretty tasty.  We didn’t really get lime from it, but you could definitely taste a subtle saltiness.  My friend had vodka and coke, which sounds pretty standard, but they only use some amazing bottle cola (didn’t see what but it tasted something like Fentimans, really old-school and botanical, yum!).  I had a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, which is always a favourite of mine.

The staff there are always really chilled and friendly, and provide great service.  If you live anywhere nearby, I would definitely recommend a visit!  You can find them at

I wore some Primark “rose gold” dainty bracelets out tonight – these are great, they come in packs of around 8 for about £2 and are a mixture of gold, silver and rose gold (obviously not real lol).  I thought they looked really cute stacked!


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