Thursday, 15 February 2018

Cocktails with a side of free pizza

Cuckoo Leeds free pizza
Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Did I have you at free pizza? Yeah, I thought so.

A week doesn’t go by in Leeds without a new bar or concept springing up and Cuckoo was a late 2017 addition to the cocktail scene in Leeds. Situated on Call Lane, it’s a prime spot for the after work crowd (AKA moi) and it’s managed by the same people as Mean Eyed Cat, Call Lane Social and Brooklyn Bar – three other absolutely solid bars in Leeds.



Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


In a city which has a concept bar or six on every street, it’s hard to launch a bar with something that’s all new but Cuckoo definitely brings something different to this end of town. We’re talking cocktails crafted by the bar staff themselves, pizzas fresh from the stone fired pizza oven and some seriously cool decor. In fact, between 5-9pm you get a free 6 inch pizza with every cocktail and if that’s not music to your ears then who even are you?

I headed down for a night of fierce friendly competition after I was invited to design a pizza which would feature on the specials board for the month of February. Needless to say, I stepped up to the challenge and my design sits proudly next to the pizza oven. We were challenged to make vegan pizzas and whilst I’m 100% down with a veggie topping selection (I always have a Veggie Supreme on my half and half from Dominos), I’d never tried vegan cheese before and I must admit, I was impressed at how similar the alternative is. I mean, it tasted like cheese and that’s all I was interested in!

I opted for a Mexican theme to my pizza as it combines my two fave cuisines, so it was a tomato base, peppers, onions, crushed nachos, vegan cheese and topped with guacamole. And of course it’s called ‘You guac to be kidding me’! 




Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane




It was an absolute taste sensation if I do say so myself and was perfectly matched with the prosecco and tequila cocktail that is my favourite on the menu. I mean, who doesn’t want a drink that has a half bottle of prosecco sticking out the top of it? Some might say that it’s a lethal combination and they’d be right.

Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


Cuckoo Leeds Call Lane


I’m definitely a fan of Cuckoo and I think it’s now a definite addition to my usual choice of bars on Call Lane – enough so that I dragged all my colleagues there last Friday night and everyone seemed to enjoy it too. Will you be heading down to try some pizza and cocktails? Let me know in the comments!

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2 comments

  1. Free pizza with every cocktail is my new favourite idea!

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  2. PIZZA! - The pizza and cocktail idea is fab and they look and sound amazing! :)

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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