Why my friend and I have never been to Mr Nobody before is beyond me. It is literally so our place. So on my latest night out in Leeds, we finally decided to give it a go, and it didn’t disappoint.
Located right in the centre of Leeds on Lower Briggate, it’s not exactly an area that would spring to mind when you think of classy cocktail bars. But bear with me, because Mr Nobody seriously gives the bars on Greek Street a run for their money.
Mr Nobody’s bar on the ground floor (there is a restaurant in the cellar) is relatively small; but luckily for us there was a table free when we got there. Right by the window, it was prime position for people-watching (because who doesn’t love a bit of people-watching?!); and the walls showcased the works of a local artist.
Anyone who knows me will know that I appreciate an exposed brick wall. In fact, it made the perfect backdrop for my pictures.
The first cocktail I opted for at Mr Nobody was basically everything I love in one glass. The Flower Sour was a combination of Ketel One, orange flower water, lavender syrup, thyme and egg white. I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest cocktails I’ve ever tasted, and I loved the cute little flower garnish – well worth the £8 price tag.
My friend chose the Lotus cocktail: gin, Japanese cherry blossom tea, vanilla liqueur and cherry bitters. It wasn’t something I would have picked off the menu, but then I tasted it and it was SO nice. I’m going to have to get myself one the next time I’m there!
With so many cocktails on one menu, we obviously had to try at least one more. I had The Last Thyme, which was gin, thyme syrup, green chartreuse and nettle cordial. It was nice, but the Flower Sour was a tough act to follow!
The time flew by at Mr Nobody’s, and we soon realised we’d been there a good couple of hours, so headed off to our favourite bar in Leeds – Lost and Found.
I’m so glad we finally got round to visiting Mr Nobody – it’s definitely a bar I’ll be returning to next time I’m in Leeds!
Mr Nobody: 163 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY