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…

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…

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…

A trip to North Africa at Los Moros, Grape Lane, York

There are some lovely street food vendors on the Shambles Market, one of which is Los Moros a North African and Middle Eastern Street Kitchen. This little shop had repeatedly been top of trip advisor reviews in York therefore when it was announced that Los Moros was taking over the recently shut El Piano restaurant…

Late night pizza stop at Zizzi, York

Recently I met up with a friend for a couple of drinks at Judges Lodgings. We both decided we were peckish but having left it rather late we went for the nearest place to us that was still serving – Zizzi on Lendal. Of course I never say no to a pizza so I was…

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…

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…