Rosa's Thai Cafe Trinity Leeds

Rosa's Thai Cafe in Trinity Leeds is the perfection location for a quiet and stylish spot for a traditional Thai delight. I was kindly invited along to try out everything they had to offer and it did not disappoint. Recently, I can say, Thai Food has become my new favourite cuisine and it's taken me thirty years to realise it! Having tried my first red curry only a few months ago, I've been hooked on Thai and I have now a place to pop on my list for some authentic cuisine.

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

The staff are warm and friendly, and I opted for a refreshing ginger iced tea to begin with. Summer has been warm and muggy so far and it's been a welcomed refresher. For starters, I began with some delicious crispy prawns which were so good. Served with sweet chilli sauce, the batter was not greasy, not over or under done, but perfect and the shrimp were huge and meaty. Really impressed and it was delicious!

For the main event, I was really craving a savoury and aromatic curry and nothing hits the spot quite like a Thai Green Curry. It was the first time trying a green curry, as usually I would opt for a red curry but this sounded so good and it was well worth it. Sweet from the coconut milk but spicy from the chillies and it was a delicious combo. Not too spicy that it lingered for hours after, but it was just enough to give it a real kick! I ordered the tofu and vegetable curry (I'm a Pescatarian so this was perfect) and there were some classic veggies in too which was lovely. Rice is included with the curry in the price which I was highly impressed with - most restaurants do charge extra for rice so this is such a money saver if you're doing it as a lunch date! The service was fast and waiters attentive!







For dessert, I wanted to cool off a little with a refreshing mango sorbet and although it outfaced me (so full from all the Thai goodness), I really enjoyed it. Tasted incredibly fresh, with a little bit of an orange taste to it, really refreshing and the good thing is it wasn't icy, just smooth as many sorbets can tend to be a little too icy, this was very nice. I will definitely return to Rosa's, it's such a lovely informal place to hang out with friends or even colleagues and it has incredibly pretty decor! Book a table today - click here!

*I was invited to review this restaurant complimentary, but all opinions are my own



Gateway To The East: Rhodes

After spending four glorious days on this eastern Greek island, I can truly say that it feels like the gateway to the East. It's full of Turkish design and architecture, many old Ottoman mosques remain and it has the remnants of the empire throughout Rhodes old town, but with the hospitality and culture of the Greeks! I stayed at the Ibiscus Hotel in Rhodes Town, it was a little quick getaway with my favourite go-to Jet2Holidays and after trolling so many hotels, I decided upon a quiet, small city hotel which had a pool and also the vibes of the city without being too remote.




Art in Rhodes Town



Rhodes offers so much. The harbour is crammed full of tourists stands for boat rides, adventures, day trips, there is no way you can miss it and it makes it perfect for tourists who don't travel too often. Everything is at your fingertips. Take a day trip to Lindos (highly recommend although it is very busy through summer) and also I recommend looking at a day trip to Turkey with Tourtlee (make sure you get your e-visa online before you go if you're a UK national). If the water isn't for you, I'd recommend getting lost in the old town, everything is stone, rustic, a little reminiscent of Malta and has plenty of untouched streets, local cuisine and cafes. The Palace Of The Grand Master Of The Knights is in the main hub, you can't miss it when you're wandering through the old town, you'll find it is very busy but not too crammed and of course there is the Acropolis of Rhodes which is at the very highest point of the city, with panoramic views of the city. Good for walkers especially but not quite the spectacle that is the Acropolis of Athens. 


Mosques of Rhodes
Archeological Museum of Rhodes is another good spot for history lovers, and you'll also find art galleries in the town also. Food is very varied, you'll find a good mix of both Greek and western food, we even spotted a Starbucks (they're everywhere!) and there are lots of Italian pizzerias too, so I would not worry about cuisine in Greece. I think the fun part about travelling usually, are the memories that you bring home with you from a trip. The places you've seen, the people you've encountered and the historical information you've learned. Rhodes is nearby to the island of Kos also and if you wanted to island hop, Rhodes can accommodate you with their huge marina - there are boats that transfer you to many of the neighbouring islands.

Lindos

The ideal day trip, although the boat ride is long, it's worth it for the exhilarating sea breeze and many of the tours allow a swim stop. Ours stopped off at the incredible Anthony Quinn Bay, which was a refreshing (and very cold) stop for a dip but incredibly memorable. To do things that I would not have dared do before and conquering anxieties and fears feels wonderful; so to be able to say yes to new things really helped make the trip even more special. Lindos is down the eastern coast, a beautiful white village is awaiting and sandy beaches with warmer bays. It is idyllic and charming, albeit hilly and a little unstable under foot at points but the town itself is well maintained and flat once you reach it. It seems a popular hotspot for British tourists and many of the buildings are little villas which is the most beautiful place -I would love to go back. Take a look at their official tourist site for further information here


Lindos Village Greece

Lindos
Overall, this lovely island has plenty to offer and is an island I had never thought to explore, as many people opt for the picturesque Santorini, although parts of Lindos already have a feel of Santorini. There's plenty to explore in Greece - make sure Rhodes is on your list! It's a travel Blogger and Instagrammer's heaven! For more insight into the trip, check out my Vlog on the island! 

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