From Wensleydale to Whitby: Regionally-Inspired Yorkshire Day Menu Launches A special Yorkshire Day menu packed with regional delights is being launched in one of the city’s leading restaurants – The Grill at Dakota Leeds is offering two and three-course meals from £15 on 1 August, with a complimentary cocktail made with gin distilled in Harrogate. […]
Leeds Rum Festival is at The Corn Exchange, Leeds City Centre, on Saturday September 21st from 7pm ‘til late Back for its fourth year, the original Leeds Rum Festival returns to the Corn Exchange in September for one night only – and this time it has teamed up with the Black Music Festival. “We are really excited to be […]
Award-winning chef Matt Healy has revealed the menu and launch date for his new gastropub in Leeds – his third venture in his hometown in just a year. The Beehive in Thorner will open to the public on Saturday, July 27th Diners can expect a brand new menu packed full of pub classics – all […]
Celebrate Graduating with Distinction at Dakota Leeds For those looking to celebrate their academic achievements with exceptional elegance, Dakota Bar & Grill at Dakota Leeds is offering a complimentary glass of Champagne to all graduates whilst dining. All that you’d expect from one of the best restaurants in Leeds, Dakota presents social dining at its […]
Whitelock’s celebrates beers from the Best of Britain’s South West Whitelock’s and Turk’s Head bring back their annual beer festival to Turk’s Head Yard for the fifth time this July! This year they’ll bring all sorts of diverse, interesting and exclusive beers from the UK’s South West – from Bristol to Bath, Cheltenham to Cornwall […]
The Leeds nightlife scene is about to get a hot-as-hell upgrade with the arrival of Dollhouse. Residing in a beautiful grade-II listed building in the city centre’s historical Hirst’s Yard, this picture-perfect bar presents a fresh new concept from local lad and platinum selling artist Tom Zanetti and DJ and entrepreneur Kane Towning.
With no expense spared, the sky is the limit at Dollhouse. Located down a cobbled street just off Call Lane, the bar formerly known as Red Door is currently undergoing an outrageously lavish makeover that will see it transformed into the city’s most Insta-worthy destination. It’s going to be off the Richter Scale!
The quarter of a million pound investment ensures that this opulent hot-spot will feature a sound system as dynamic as the bar itself, so expect your favourite beats to pop when they drop in crystal clear surround sound.
As well as providing an unparalleled entertainment and music experience, Dollhouse will be a place to enjoy the high life. With VIP tables aplenty and a drinks menu boasting signature cocktails, premium international spirits, champagne and more, this is a space designed for making memories, whether it’s date night with your bae or a birthday celebration with the crew.
Dollhouse will launch with a star-studded private VIP, party on Saturday 27th July, and then open for business with no less than four public launch nights between 1-4th August, which will tie in nicely with the city wide ‘Pride’ celebrations
The brainchild of Tom Zanetti and fellow entrepreneur and DJ Kane Towning, the tour-de-force duo’s first bar has been a long time coming. Having toured the world together promoting and performing at some of the planets biggest clubs and festivals, Dollhouse is a fusion of the pairs savvy industry knowledge and passion for music and parties. Tom is already familiar face on the UK dance scene, and has dropped several bangers via Sony Music.
His dark and dirty 2016 smash ‘You Want Me’ topped the iTunes chart and has amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify. Follow up track ‘More & More’ swallowed up tabloid news column inches, thanks to its steamy music video shot in the Ibiza Hills with model Demi Rose.
Appearances on Love Island, MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us, Good Morning Britain and 4Music Live have only solidified his hot-property status, and he can often be found hanging out at red carpet events mixing with the likes of Idris Elba, Mist and JayKae.
Tom is currently on his summer 2019 tour, which includes a residency at the ultra-exclusive Sisu in Marbella alongside Craig David, DJ EZ and Steel Banglez. Tom had this to say ahead of the launch:
“After a whirlwind decade of music and running sell-out events, we felt the stars were aligned when it came to bringing Dollhouse to our hometown. The people of Leeds know how to have a good time, and this venue is the perfect blank canvas to create the ultimate nightlife destination. Kane and I go way back, and we’ve always known how to play to our strengths to turn and create a great party. The concept is going to be something really special and what we have worked 15 years towards – we can not wait to bring Dollhouse to Leeds!”
In contrast, long-time friend and business partner Kane Towning likes to keep a lower profile, yet is no stranger to success himself.
As the mastermind behind the now legendary Made In Leeds Festival and other event brand goliaths, Kane is first and foremost a businessman with a sharp eye for the next big thing. When he’s not working on his next event, Kane can be found playing in the best clubs across the world as an acclaimed DJ. After falling in love with music and mixing at the age of 13, Kane has gone onto carve an impressive DJ career of his own. His recent Tech remix of Meduza’s ‘Piece of Your Heart’ with Josh Hunter has been filling dancefloors across Europe and even landed plays on BBC Radio One.
In 2020, Tom and Kane will be celebrating 10 years of their iconic club brand Sleepin is Cheatin. The SIC brand has taken the pair on a bona-fide rollercoaster ride, that includes countless parties, festivals, merchandise, The SIC Life tv show and a Warner Music backed record label.
If anyone knows how to get the party started, it’s these two. So, who’s ready for Dollhouse? Details of the VIP launch will be arriving soon, so watch this space. Playtime is almost here.
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The Potting Shed have teamed up with local gin The Artful Pour! The Potting Shed, located in what used to be the old HSBC bank in Guiseley have teamed up with a local gin producer, The Artful Pour who are based just down the road from them in Yeadon. Together they have launched a stunning […]
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Under new ownership this year, this stalwart of Call Lane is mid-evolution. With Simon Turner taking over as Head Chef from a four-year tenure at The Reliance, Arts is maintaining its existing commitment to a British bistro-style menu, but bringing provenance and quality to the table as priorities. Simon Turner, Head Chef: “I don’t so […]
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Jump inc launches second hybrid mega park! Trampoline park operators Jump Inc continue expansion plans as recent investment leads to the launch of a brand-new inflatable theme park at the Jump Inc site in Leeds. The new installation complements the existing trampoline park as only a selection of the trampoline beds and dodgeball area will […]
Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200 mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the […]