“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” the Wizard of Oz shouted into his microphone as Toto the dog discovered the not-so-wonderful man of magic was a fraud. It’s a not-so-subtle hint that chef Michael O’Hare wants you to pay all your attention to what’s on his incredible plates than what’s in the kitchen at his restaurant, above an unassuming clothes shop in Leeds (obviously). The chef, who shot to fame after winning the fish course on Great British Menu, ironically gained even more attention for his hair (he has since chopped it all off) than his food but oh my, what food. Dishes are more like striking works of art than edibles, and not in that pretty, delicate, nouvelle cuisine style – these are bold, bitching, often black and white dishes that punch you in the face before you even taste them. O’Hare won his first Michelin star in 2015. And while we’re at it, here are some other corking Leeds foodie haunts.