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…

Trying Thai at Sangthai in Escrick, York

Last month we decided to venture outside of the city walls of York, but not too far… just down the road to Thailand – well Escrick’s version of Thailand at the Sangthai Restaurant. Eagle eyed Cand had spotted an amazing deal, where every Wednesday and Sunday evening you can ‘Try Thai’ for £20 for two…

A Review of Tapas for Tea in Sotano, York

We are doing pretty well so far, half way into 2018 and working our way through our ‘to eat‘ list, so when it came to our meal out in July we found ourselves reviewing our list and pondering where to eat next. As we both fancied tapas, the decision of Sotano seemed a good one!…

A Review of The Ivy, St Helen’s Square, York

Well, I have been keen to visit The Ivy, York for quite some time. Yes, I appreciate it is a chain and there are plenty of them scattered around the country, but I am a basically drawn to beautiful interiors like a moth to a light. Having walked past many times and peered through the…

A taste of Italy at Marzano, York

This month we decided to go a bit radical and go with my seat of the pants side taking the lead (rather than Jane’s let’s book six months in advance organised side!) so we didn’t book anywhere. Instead we decided we would head towards Fossgate as there were a couple of restaurants on our list…

A review of Spark:York, where York is the new York

I’m not going to start this post by lying. 23 shipping containers, in York? Huh? I wasn’t too sure I liked the sound of it when it was first announced, but it certainly sounded intriguing and something different for York. Then I found out where it would be – well come on Piccadilly needed something…

Experience India at the Cat’s Pyjamas, York

Having been to the Cat’s Pyjamas in Leeds last year, as soon as we heard one was opening in York it got added to our list, and we weren’t disappointed. After a quick al fresco drink in our new favourite spot Spark, we headed over to the Cat’s Pyjamas. This is no bog standard curry…

Dinner in the dog friendly Aldwark Arms, York

Last week I was on dog sitting duty for a friend, so Foodie Friends had a furry pal to take out to dinner. Rather than go into town, we decided to head a little way out of York to The Aldwark Arms – they welcome dogs in the bar (in fact they have doggie treats…

Delicious dinner in Oshibi Korean Bistro and BBQ, York

In our quest to eat in independent restaurants, try new cuisines AND restaurants in York we have never eaten in together (see our post all about our Foodie Friends rule!), Oshibi Korean Bistro and BBQ ticked all the boxes! Independent restaurant – check ✅ New cuisine for us – check ✅ Never eaten there together…

Dinner in Oscars Wine Bar & Bistro, York

In all honesty it’s been a long time since we’ve been to Oscars together. In fact probably not since our university days (yep the mid-late 1990s for us 😱). We remember Oscars when it was in its original home around the corner, where Stonegate Yard now resides. I do have very vague memories of jugs…