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…

Top 5 vegetarian spots in York

This week has been National Vegetarian week. A week when people all around the country eat vegetarian food, proclaim how surprised they were that it’s so tasty and then promptly chow down on half a cow as soon as it’s over. Thus giving them the perfect opportunity to regale every vegetarian they ever meet with…

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 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…