2021 in review

It feels like quite a long time since these yearly reviews felt like enjoyable reminiscence rather than raking over the embers of another smoking tragedy of a year. Still, we are where we are and 2021 has the sense of being marginally less awful in the memory than its predecessor, which is a trend that…

C&S Sourdough York to open on Fishergate

This Saturday (6th November) will see the opening of Cosgriff & Sons baker’s new home! Work has been underway at 36 Fishergate in a former barbers’ shop to transform it into a bakery to service the local area, which will also offer coffee and snacks alongside their beautifully crafted sourdough loaves. C&S Sourdough York started…

Grays Court awarded third AA Rosette

Grays Court, a beautiful country house hotel in the centre of York, has today (Weds 27th Oct) announced that they have been awarded 3 Rosettes from the AA in recognition of the continued excellence of their restaurant, The Bow Room, led by Head Chef Adam Jackson. Voted the Best Small Hotel in England 2020 by…

Blues & Blue cheese with Love Cheese

For all the pain and difficulty it undoubtedly caused, the lockdowns of the last 18 months pushed businesses into new ways of operating, some of which have been sub-optimal for the businesses concerned but some of which have proved an enduring way to broaden appeal. With an impressively enterprising spirit, Love Cheese sprang into action…

York-based Vegan Fried Chick*n startup to launch In Tesco

York based Vegan fried chick*n startup VFC has announced that its first major retailer listing will be with Tesco, which will stock three of its products across 370 stores nationwide from November 1st – World Vegan Day. This long-awaited retailer announcement follows hot on the heels of the company’s recent expansion into North America, with VFC now available…

Michelin dinner with Andrew Pern

Dare I say it, but doesn’t it feel a touch like things are coming back to “normal” a little? The centre of York has a buzz about it again, in contrast to other cities I’ve recently visited, events have returned and we’re looking forward to Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas. Whether or not this all…

Il Paradiso del Cibo Tasting Menu

The history of Il Paradiso del Cibo in York neatly reflects the growth of the city’s food scene, from modest beginnings through bursts of ambition to become something of an institution before settling comfortably into a rhythm as one of the mainstays of the burgeoning Walmgate food scene. Now affectionately referred to as Paolo’s in…

York Food Festival 2021

York’s 10 Day Food Festival is back and jam-packed full of tasty fun! The best of Yorkshire’s produce will be displayed on over 80 different stands in the city centre at York Food Festival 2021. The 10 day spectacle will feature events, demonstrations, live music, street food, produce stands, real ale, a York Gin bar…

T’ART at The Fossgate Social

Over the last decade, Fossgate has been one of the hubs of food activity that’s driven the city’s burgeoning reputation as a food destination. Its namesake business The Fossgate Social has hosted a number of different kitchens and pop ups over the years, such as Street Cleaver, now sorely missed in York but reborn Hull…

The Principal Hotel

York has many hotels and seems to sprout more and more on an almost daily basis. From funky new entrants such as Moxy to luxury with history thrown in at Grays Court there really is something to appeal to everyone. One of the oldest players is The Principal Hotel, attached to York train station and…