Rain doesn’t stop play at the Tank and Paddle York

So a miserable rainy Thursday evening two weeks before Christmas is probably not the best time to decide to meet up with a friend for a quiet catch up. However that was the date we had picked so we decided to brave the weather and popped into the Tank and Paddle on Bridge Street. Clearly…

Oscar’s saves New Year’s Day in York

As someone who isn’t a huge fan of spending New Year’s Eve out (Town is way too busy and full of people who don’t know how to act in pubs) we decided to go out for a few drinks and a meal on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately what we hadn’t realised is that most places…

Fancy Hanks brings burgers to York

As a vegetarian, to be fair, I am always going to be at a disadvantage in a restaurant that promotes itself as providing Deep South inspired cuisine. However I’m always up for trying a place, so when a friend suggested we try Fancy Hanks of course I said yes. Previously known as Cut and Chase,…

Zap into Zaap Thai York

Here at Foodie Friends we are both big fans of Thai food. Therefore, when a new fast food restaurant promising authentic Thai street food opened in York we jumped at the chance to visit. After starting our very pleasant Friday evening with a drink over at the quirky House of the Trembling Madness we headed…

Vietnamese deliciousness on Swinegate – Coto Kitchen

Back in March York held its very first restaurant week whereby some of the many restaurants are offering special deals. One of which is a relatively new addition to York’s restaurant scene, Coto Kitchen, a Vietnamese restaurant. Therefore this was a great excuse to give it a go and so I printed off my voucher…

A mountain of food on the Mount at Valentinos York

Valentino’s is a relatively new (well new in York years) Italian situated on the Mount. Despite walking past the venue numerous times I’d not had the chance to visit. Therefore after a nice drink in the Windmill just a stone’s throw away it seemed the perfect chance to sample a new place. We arrived not…

Banish the York freeze with Nepalese heat at the Yak and Yeti

As we all know York is absolutely chock a block full of restaurants. Ranging from the high-end chains like The Ivy through standard Pizza places, down to fast food fast eating counters such as King Chips. Yet one of the great things is that York also boasts lots of small independent quirky places. It was…

A happy night at Happy Valley York

On a rather wet Monday evening recently I headed out to meet a close friend for the evening. After a couple of drinks and a good catch up we decided we had got rather peckish so wondered out in search of food. As it was raining we didn’t fancy venturing far so decided we would…

Craving cake? Check out our top 5 places to enjoy cake in York

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or a large piece of cake) for the last 10 weeks, you will know the Great British Bake Off 2018 final was on last night (30 October 2018). Foodie Friends have been hooked on this year’s series, but basically it has resulted in us becoming slightly obsessed with…