All posts tagged: York

Skosh comes to York

Skosh (noun) – from the Japanese word Sukoshi, meaning a small amount or a little The most exciting new restaurant in York, in my opinion anyway. Read on! I recently took a leisurely walk down the cobbled street of Micklegate, one of York’s loveliest streets. It starts from the historic entrance to the city down past Tudor and Georgian buildings, medieval churches, book shops and more. It was once a seedy drinking street, now I was pleasantly surprised to see it is being regenerated by the addition of some high end shops and restaurants. And one of these restaurants came highly recommended, a perfect lunch time spot I thought. Skosh was opened earlier this year by York native and creative chef Neil Bentinck. Two years in the making, Skosh now offers a grazing style menu of contemporary and internationally influenced dishes served from an open kitchen, providing a dining experience that is casual, personable, intriguing and exciting. Everything from the cool grey walls to the bright yellow metro tiles, from the industrial lighting, to the …

Birthday at Bettys

There can be no better place to celebrate a 30th birthday than having afternoon tea with friends and family at Bettys in the centre of York. From the outside, Bettys is simply gorgeous. It’s grand, traditional and looks absolutely magical – and there’s always a huge queue of people outside to prove it. Today we were situated in the Belmont Room, Bettys upstairs tea room, reserved exclusively for their finest afternoon tea. There’s even a side entrance, solely for this room, just to make you feel extra special – like celebs of Afternoon Tea. The Belmont Room transports you back to an age of tradition and sophistication with gorgeous wooden panelled walls, huge beautiful windows and perfect white tablecloths and napkins. Setting the scene even more was a delightful pianist! Everything is very light and airy with honey coloured finishes and woven furniture – lovely. Getting ourselves off to a good start, we began with a glass of champagne each (or Luscombe Elderflower Bubbly for some) which went down very nicely, followed by a huge …