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 βœ… New cuisine for us – check βœ… Never eaten there together…

Dinner at Khao San Road, York

I had eaten in Khao San Road many years ago and for some reason I had never been back. Therefore as April was my turn to pick where we went, and Khan San Road fit our criteria we booked a table for two. After a quick drink in Sutlers we headed up to Walmgate. Khao…

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…

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…

Dinner in Delrio’s restaurant, York

One of my favourite places in York is Delrio’s on the corner of Micklegate. I’m a big fan of Italian and so had been banging on about going here for ages. Yet for some reason we never managed it, until February. It was a very cold snowy evening so after a quick stop in Brewdog…

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.Β  It’s open 7 days a week 9-5 but also for casual dining on Thursday, Friday & Saturday…

Find out how Foodie Friends started & where we ate in 2017

In 2017 we decided to dine out (with copious amounts of wine), once a month with just one rule: We cannot have eaten in the restaurant together before and ideally neither of us will ever have eaten there. But why? What can we say… we’ve known each other for a long time, (24 years this…

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…

Pick and mix granola recipe

I go through phases of making my own breakfast cereal. I don’t know if this is weird or if lots of people make their own? I make all my other meals so why not breakfast? Anyway I digress… the main reason I make my own granola is there is always some ingredient in shop bought…

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…