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…

Amazing value lunch in The Hop, York

Well lunch at The Hop must be one of York’s best kept secrets that I am about to let out of the bag! Over at Foodie Friends on Instagram where we stay in touch with all the foodie happenings around York, we spotted that The Hop on Fossgate offers a pint and a 6 inch…

Lunch in Partisan, York

If you’ve never been Partisan is a lovely independent cafe where most of the furniture and objects are also for sale! I only bought my lunch however, so I can’t comment on anything other than the amazing food.  It’s open 7 days a week 9-5 but also for casual dining on Thursday, Friday & Saturday…

Ciabatta recipe from Paul Hollywood

I have tried to make Ciabatta before but it’s never really turned out that well. I followed Paul Hollywood’s recipe this time from his book Bake and it really worked. I have to say I didn’t fully read his method but my adaptation seemed to turn out ok. Phew! However I wouldn’t even attempt to…

Easy broccoli soup recipe

I whizzed this up for lunch as I’d had a whole head of broccoli in my fridge for over week as we hadn’t gotten around to eating it and I was worried it was going to turn that sad yellow colour. This recipe makes enough to serve two, or if you are lunching alone enough…