Blackhouse #LRFS

Last week finally saw the big night that so many of us here at Leeds University were waiting for, the infamous Leeds Rag Fashion Show sponsored by Harvey Nichols. So you've all seen my winning dress for the Harvey Nichols design competition (if not click here), but the big night was finally upon us and of course my gorgeous mummy and little sister Rachael had to come up for the show. 

Leeds is just so far from London, it has to be a pretty good reason for any of my family to visit but this sure was a good enough one, and with mummy up, I finally had an excuse to stop eating like a student see ya beans on toast , so we paid a visit to the infamous steak house, Blackhouse in Leeds city centre.

Roni, look absolute gorge in her vintage baby cord shirt dress, whilst sipping on her classic mohito.

I opted for the champagne mojito in my Topshop collar, Zara blouse & LF bralet.

And my beautiful little sister went for a Strawberry Sunset mocktail (cannot believe she is only 13, I was still in my green GAP cords when I was her age - oh how times have changed!).

We were rather undecided when it came to starters with all of us just wanting everything on the menu, so to avoid anyone from having food envy seriously nothing worse, we ordered tonnes to share.

BLACKHOUSE SHARING PLATE with fish cakes, salt and pepper chicken skewer, calamari and duck spring roll  
BABY SCALLOPS sautéed in garlic with bacon 
GARLIC KING PRAWNS in the shell with crusty bread 
The starters was positively delicious with everyone of us scavenging for the last of the scallops. Just look at that mouthful, crispy bacon and baby scallop, could you seriously ask for more? The sharer platter was perfect, and as advised by the delightful waiter it was only suitable for two hungry tums thank goodness we ordered extras. Next stop mains, of course Roni and I went for the biggest juiciest steaks on the menu, whilst Ray and mum opted for vegi options, which they both also adored. 

FISH & CHIPS with pickled onions, crushed minted peas and fresh tartar 

Rae's fish and chips were delicious, we all couldn't help but have a little bite of her rather generous portion. And how cute is the little pot of pickled onions?
WILD MUSHROOM TART with leek and brie 

SPECIAL: RIB EYE STEAK with dauphinoise potatoes & red wine jus

RIB EYE STEAK with skin on fries
Roni & I both ordered our steaks blue and the waiter almost squealed with delight and offered to give us both high fives. 

Next came desert and I know both mummy and Roni were super excited for the desert menu. Roni opted for the red velvet cake whilst both mummy and Rae went for the sticky toffee pudding which were all melt in the mouth good. My lemon sorbet wasn't the best but I still managed to finish every last bit.

RED VELVET CAKE with kumquat clotted cream 
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING with vanilla ice cream 
I must say, it was pretty tricky to choose what to have from the rather vast menu. Often the sign of a big menu is that the restaurant isn't very good and they offer everything to draw in customers, but at Blackhouse this is certainly not the case. Although the menu is rather large, every item we offered was absolutely delicious and left us wanting to go back the next day and the next day until we had tried everything on the menu. They must just employ rather talented chefs. 

If you don't live in Leeds, not to worry as they have lots of other restaurants dotted around the country. With a divine menu and an exquisite wine and cocktail list Blackhouse is the perfect place for a date, birthday dinner or night out with friends. Strongly recommended and I cannot wait to return for another feast.

We hopped in a taxi up to the VIP pre show champagne reception where my dress was on display in all its glory. Nibbles from one of my favourite little cafe's in Leeds, Froth & Fodder were passed round as little canapés and of course we all had a few two many despite being full to the brim after our delicious meal. The Refectory was decorated beautfully in its seven deadly sins theme with live models interacting with the VIP's acting wonderful as their delegated 'sin', until the doors opened and we all flooded in to grab our seats and see what glorious treats were waiting in our goodie bags.

We were all very excited to sit in our VIP seats at the Leeds Rag Fashion Show and couldn't wait to see what the ridiculous hard committee had prepared for us. 

The lights dimmed and the show kicked off, sadly I was too busy clapping and cheering for all the rather handsome male models that strutted their stuff down the catwalk to take photos, but be sure to check out the LRFS for more pictures and videos from the show (click here). The show featured gorgeous models in equally as gorgeous pieces courtesy of Harvey Nichols as well as the one of a kind vintage pieces which for me really stole the show. Going though all the sins in perfect styled outfits with performances from violinist, dancers, singers, harpist, in-between each set really transformed the event into a full blown spectacle. 

An amazing night, well done to the amazing committee who made the event such a success!


  1. Those shoes are killers , amazing ,

    i loved how you styled the whole outfit together perfectly , you are such a cutie ,

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  2. Not sure what´s looking better: the yummy food or you beauties! After thinking about I decided to vote for you ;)



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