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Going for a long weekend with my fiancée to York. Any DISers
recommend pubs, restaurants etc.?
for a beer in the evening for sure. Really cool little hang out with weird drinks/great atmosphere.
it has beds!
I'd check out Lamb & Lion, The Guy Fawkes, all the York Brewery Pubs (Three-Legged Mare, Yorkshire Terrier, The Last Drop), and The Phoenix (which is kinda opposite The Barbican, newly re-opened entertainment venue).
Evil Eye for sure. Pivni, which is near the centre market, is a cool bar with lots of international beers, as is Koko on Goodramgate.
Restaurants-wise, I'd heartily recommend you go to a street called Fossgate, there several really great restaurants there. J Baker's is probably the best, but is silly expensive (but still good for a blow out slap up meal, particularly the tasting menu). Khao San Road, a bit futher down, is a great Thai place. Il Paradiso Il Cibo (probably not spelt right) is a great italian, and is dead cheap. Melton's Too is a bistro of sorts, specialises in great food made from local produce.
Away from there, and if you can book a table, there's a great place called Cafe No. 8, on Gillygate.
In terms of things to do whilst in York, I'd really not recommend Jorvik Centre unless you're desperate to go. Minster's pretty cool. You can walk all the way around the walls, that's nice for a bit of a stroll. Museum Garden's and the park behind the minster are both pretty. National Railway Museum is pretty good (if you like trains). Betty's Tea Room is a bit of a tourist attraction, but prepare to queue and to be slightly underwelmed once you're in.
If you fancy seeing a film, or just having a nice cup of tea / beer / snack, City Screen Cinema is just off Coney Street, by the river (also has a great music venue called The Basement, which is in the basement, funnily enough).
If there's anything I can say about York, it's that it's got lots of nice pubs and restaurants. It's a pretty city walk around. Have a blast!
just remembered - check out a bar called House of Trembling Madness, it's a small pub above a beer / spirits shop called The Bottle, which is on Stonegate. Really great beer, good food too.
I always forget its name, but I don't think you've mentioned it and you should.
Nice pub, but yeah- food portions are ridiculous, to the point you're paying £9 for a pub meal you'll probably only eat half of.
...all of this. I've been here almost four years now, but Berksy's got everything covered. Especially the House Of Trembling Madness.
if you're looking for a great sandwich, go to Barbakan - polish restaurant/deli on Walmgate (just carry on along Fossgate and it's on the left). The rest of the food there is good too, but the sandwiches for lunch in particular are amazing.
and be extremely disappointed that it's not nearly as good as you remember.
All the normal boring chain resturants are in beautiful old buildings, which makes them really worth going to. Go to Ask, the building doesn't look much from the outside but is gorgeous inside.
Evil eye is amazing. The cocktails are pricey but strong. Dusk also does good cocktails, and so does vudu lounge, but its really glittery in there.
There are loads of pubs, one for every day of the year, and i haven't really found one that isn't good. Just walk around and find somewhere, york is really small and really pretty to walk around in the evening when the minster is all lit up.
its 4 'bars' are still intact.
A 'gate' is a street, so Micklegate bar is the gate house that bars Micklegate (mickle street)
he has no signage and he will sell out before long so dont leave it late, hes a good lad (if a bit sexist, but its lovely to go somewhere e
where there is no printed signs and no plastic...its not twee at all
he gets up, bakes different (delicious) stuff from natural base ingrediants, sells them in paper bags and when hes sold out he closes up.......genius.....I would recomend a cinnemon and raisen muffin and something with his fantastic olives in, best lunbchtime snack in york
though I tend to avoid The Shambles unless absolutely necessary - day and night, it's always full of the slowest walking tourists in the world, who feel it necessary to take a photo of every shop.
It is actually quite nice to have a walk along though.
Oh, and with regards to Ghost Tours (seems to be an obligatory tourist thing to do), there seems to be about a dozen of them, and I've never been on any of them, and I don't feel like I've missed out.
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I love York. Tried moving to Leeds once. Lasted a month. Nothing to add other than attic records. Near picnic, up a load of stairs past a hairdressers, sell vinyl only, can be a bit hit and miss, but worth a wee look.