Middletons York

It looks very much like dining out in 2021 will, for a good portion of it at least, mean exactly that. Even after we’re permitted to return to the warm embrace of a restaurant’s interior, I can see many people retaining a preference for outdoor dining as long as the British weather can be tricked…

Aktar Islam at home

Some of the at home experiences I’ve tried over the last year have provoked wildly varying perceptions of value amongst my peers, some relishing the opportunity to indulge at home and some assuming that savings hadn’t been passed on and that prices were too high. One box that’s available nationwide comes from Opheem in Birmingham…

Little Weighton Kitchen

Recipe boxes are one of the services that has seen consumer appetite increase while we’ve been spending more time at home. The major presences such as Hello Fresh and Gousto have entrenched themselves at the fore of the market while other more niche players leverage restaurant brands to replicate dining experiences in the home. Sitting…

The Bay Tree Stillington

Generally when I’m invited to check out a new spot I have a fair idea of what I’m in for, either through prior association, general reputation or obvious pointers toward quality (or the opposite on occasion). It’s a bit harder to form a judgement at the moment though without access to quite the same level…

You do Yuzu!

While it’s hardly been an easy time, it’s not all been horror stories for the last 12 months. While it’s been undeniably grim for the majority, there have been opportunities for the right kind of businesses with the right kind of attitude to grasp the virus-soaked nettle and make waves. This is exactly what Yuzu…

Bull and Co

As we approach the grim anniversary of major restrictions on our liberties, which finally seem to be within sight of being removed, there are many questions to come about the relative normalcy of the society we’ll come back to. The hospitality world, having adapted to the strictures of the last 12 months, will inevitably be…

Pan Sushi

Pan Sushi is a small, family run business that operated in Wetherby and the surrounding area to deliver its unique take on sushi to a loyal customer base. While they offer up the usual sushi staples such as Maki and Nigiri they also offer a range of “Fusion Sushi Rolls” that take things in a…

The Blue Barbakan Takeaway

Who’s had enough of eating at home now? Bored of cooking? Life turned into a never ending race to keep the dishwasher fed and laundry at bay? Itching to get back out and about into the wilds of York’s hospitality scene? Sentiments I think many of us can identify with. It’s only a few torturous…

Courtyard Dairy Virtual Tasting

Hopefully, now we have a “roadmap to freedom”, we have an end in sight to living our social lives via a webcam or at least the option to meet up face to face should we so desire. While that flexibility of offering is something that I hope will continue and broaden access to tastings and…

Berenjak Bazaar kebab kit

At the moment we’re building our weeks around treats, each trip to town for a sandwich or receipt of a takeaway representing a landmark of interest in the days that merge together a bit too much. The latest recipe kit to catch my eye is the Berenjak Bazaar kebab kit, which earned high praise from…