Chartwell at Aldwark Manor
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by Ben Thorpe
3d ago
(ad – pr) As with my recent visit to Ox Pasture Hall, I have to confess that Aldwark Manor was unfamiliar to me before I was kindly invited along to try out their new restaurant, Chartwell. Neither golf nor spa days appeal to me, so its appeal was previously limited, but the arrival of well reputed chef Chris O’Callaghan to steer this new part of the Aldwark offering was all the motivation I needed to get a friend to drive me out there. It’s a surprisingly convenient buzz out of York to Chartwell at Aldwark Manor and an impressive location when one arrives, with Chartwell just by the car parki ..read more
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Thomas Carr at The Coast
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by Ben Thorpe
2w ago
(ad – pr) Thomas Carr at The Coast is a new restaurant in Ox Pasture Hall from Chef Thomas Carr who has previously held a Michelin Star for seven years at his two restaurants in Devon. Now though he’s relocated to just outside Scarborough and has set about making a reputation for himself in this part of the country, serving up seafood to a high standard in the surrounds of this luxury hotel and spa. Spas are not my natural habitat so I have to confess to unfamiliarity with Ox Pasture Hall, which houses the restaurant in question. Approaching this destination is a treat in itself as you meander ..read more
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Amber’s Restaurant
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by Ben Thorpe
1M ago
(ad – pr) York has such a range of places to eat these days which fulfil so many criteria that it can be easy to get blinkered and not look further afield. Leeds is easy enough to train it over to but Harrogate takes a little more commitment thanks to the rather less refined rail links. That can’t always be an excuse though so recently I made my way by car over to Harrogate to the Cedar Court Hotel to check out the refurbishment that’s resulted in the opening of Amber’s Restaurant. There’s clearly been a large amount of money spent on this place to bring it right up to scratch and the impressi ..read more
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Duck Shack
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by Ben Thorpe
2M ago
In my recent post on Sushi & Bowl I mused on the the opportunity to try out new venues that is afforded by York Restaurant Week, a theme that continued in the week for me with a trip to an intriguing spot called Duck Shack which has sprung up on the edge of St Sampson’s Square. This site was previously a nondescript cafe with a “world food” theme but has now shifted to the Duck Shack York identity and quietly opened its doors to the public. The menu comprises a selection of “Hong Kong Style BBQ Charcoal Roasted Meat” and is decidedly carnivorous in its bent. This is probably not somewhere ..read more
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Sushi and Bowl
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by Ben Thorpe
3M ago
I can scarcely believe that, as I type this, it’s four years to the day since pubs were told to shut. An awful lot has changed since then and, thankfully, an awful lot has returned to normal but York still bears the scars of the Covid era in the form of a number of closed premises. This post-Covid world is certainly not without challenges for the hospitality industry, with spiralling costs and incomes ever more squeezed. Nevertheless, there’re still new places to keep me busy trying out. One that’s piqued my interest for some time is Sushi & Bowl which has appeared on Lendal in recent time ..read more
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Ninja Air Fryer
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by Ben Thorpe
5M ago
I managed to resist for quite a long time but it’s happened, I’ve finally caved and jumped on the air fryer band wagon. I’ve a tendency to fall for gadgets that I’ve been trying to slow down over the last few years, but recently I found myself with a bit of money burning a hole in my pocket and a whole load of glowing testimonials about air fryers in many browser tabs in front of me. Throw in a pending week home alone cooking for one and I quickly abandoned any restraint and ordered a Ninja Air Fryer Max. The air fryer isn’t as new a phenomenon as the current cost-of-living spike in its popula ..read more
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2023 in review
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by Ben Thorpe
5M ago
January As usual it was a slow start to the year as we left the festive season behind and started looking forward to the new year. My first meal out of the New Year was lunch at Izakaya, where I’d enjoyed the tasting menu so much previously. Next up I made my way to eat with the team at Yahala Mataam, an important social enterprise that contributes hugely to York. Sunday lunch at Hotel du Vin was a treat while a highlight of the month was a first trip to 22 Yards wine bar which features top notch food to go with amazing views of the Minster. Izakaya Yahala Mataam 22 Yards February The second ..read more
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Clucking Oinks
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by Ben Thorpe
6M ago
(ad – pr visit) If you follow me on any social media channel you’ll almost certainly have noted my affection for Clucking Oinks. Way back in 2017 I ran a few street food events at The Fulford Arms, one of which featured fantastic fried chicken from the Clucking team and since then I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy their food many times as they made their name in Spark. A little while ago though they moved into permanent premises on Castlegate while maintaining their presence at Spark and servicing York with a delivery service. Now they’ve found their feet in the new kitchen and adapted it to the ..read more
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York Minster Refectory
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by Ben Thorpe
7M ago
(ad – pr) York has some pretty spectacular restaurants, with premises inhabiting noted buildings such as The Assembly Rooms and the former girls’ school on Low Petergate – now occupied La Vechhia Scuola – notably repurposing grand buildings for hospitality. This concept has been taken to an extreme now with the opening earlier this year of Andrew Pern’s newest endeavour, York Minster Refectory. This building, opposite the edifice from which it derives its name, was previously the Minster School and as such not something to which I’d previously paid much attention. I popped by for canapés at th ..read more
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NYMR Santa Special
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by Ben Thorpe
7M ago
(ad – pr) As my daughter approaches her sixth birthday it’s dawning on me that she won’t continue as such a delightful, angelic, kind being who craves my company forever. With Christmas around the corner, I suppose there’s a limited shelf-life (elf life?) to the whole Christmas/Santa subterfuge so in actuality the window between gaining enough cognition to appreciate it but not so much as to question it is only a few years, rather limiting the number of opportunities to indulge both her and us. We had a great time at Murton Park last year meeting Santa on a train ride there so when the North Y ..read more
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