Fiesta Mehicana is a great place with a fun party atmosphere, so if you’re after somewhere for an intimate romantic meal for two, this isn’t place for you! The whole restaurant is decked out in bright colours, with hundreds of sombreros hanging in the ceiling to give it a loud, fun feel of Mexico. There’s an extensive menu, with all the Mexican favourites – burritos, fajitas, chimichangas, nachos and more – and all with a choice of different meats or vegetarian options. All the food is made to order, so be prepared to wait a little while if it’s busy. The good thing is that it’s all really fresh and it means you can specify how hot or mild you want it, depending on your taste-buds. There’s also a great range of cocktails, including a wide variety of some very nice tequilas to choose from for shooting, slamming or sipping! It’s not too expensive either, so it’s a great fun night out that won’t break the bank.
Fiesta Mehicana reviewed by Helen
I asked my receptionist Helen to write an independent review
The Castle Museum by Helen 14Th July 2010
The Castle Museum is one of York’s top tourist attraction’s and in my opinion, it really deserves to be. I have memories of visiting it as a child on family holidays – I loved it then and I still love it now. I particularly like the recreation of the Victorian Street, with all the old shops and businesses for you to look around. There’s also prison cells and school rooms to explore too. The Museum regularly changes the exhibitions and always has something new and interesting to offer, because of that, it’s one of the few tourist attractions I still visit even now I live in York permanently. It’s a big museum with plenty to see, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look around. And remember, once you’ve paid to get in, your ticket remains valid for for a year, so you can go back as many times as you like to see anything you missed first time around, which makes it a real bargain!
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WEB Piccolino’s Italian Restaurant York
Usually on or day off we like to try sample local attractions, restaurants bars and venues so that we can give our customers ideas before they arrive.
Last night Russ and i visited Piccolinos in York. What a lovely restaurant with an upmarket continental feel. It is an ideal restaurant to visit for that “special meal”. It is a little pricey but the fact that everything is freshly made including the pasta and desserts one would expect to pay the price for high quality cuisine.
We shared a a Garlic bread with Tomato £4.50. This was very thin and crispy but packed with flavour
Russ had Veal Escalope with chestnut mushrooms and a Marsala sauce £17.50. it looked delicious and certainly Russ approved
I had Crispy roast duck with honey roasted apples and and a Valpolicella red wine sauce. £14.95. I cannot decribe how tasty it was. 2 large confit of duck sat on 4 delicately honey flavoured apple quarters, the sauce was sticky sweet with a hint of a liquorice flavour. The confit was well cooked, tender and crispy.
Unfortunately the main courses are not served with any side dishes at all. These are extra at £3.75 per portion i would highly recommend the creamy mash.
To round the meal off I enjoyed a delicious desert of Roasted fruits and marscapone cheese crostini
Russ had an extremely rich drippy chocolate fudge sponge with vanilla ice cream
finished with a frothy cappuccino.
I would definitely suggest an advance reservation if you wish to visit the restaurant whilst in York
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After nearly 80 years of trading the Priory Hotel in York is rebranding to be called The York Priory. As from January 2008 we were no longer able to call ourselves a hotel as we do not provide an evening meal. We are now classed as a 4 star guesthouse. Over the years the hotel has been expanded, improved, developed and changed. After 19 years of struggling to keep a restaurant open and running we had to close it in 2003. This was a very sad decision for us but with the rising costs and yearly losses the restaurant was draining all investments and improvements scheduled for the bedrooms etc.
Now 2008 we are about to embark on our next phase of improvements and although we are sad to change the hotel name if we had stayed in the hotel branding we would have only ever been able to achieve a 1 or 2 star hotel.
We decided that York Priory is more fitting for the grand old building that has been in my family for years. We are to big to be an intimate small guesthouse and to small to compete with large hotels that are now so dominant in York.