Mr Middleton raved about the National Railway Museum, he said, even though he didn’t have any interest in trains what so ever he thought it was a marvelous museum that had kept him, his wife and 3 kids fully entertained for 5 hours yes thats 5 hours. He just couldn’t believe that it was free. Returning every night very weary and ready for a couple of beers in the bar.
The weather has certainly helped, everyone has been able to sit and enjoy a drink in the gardens whilst the kids played.
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
El Piano is one of my favourite restaurants in York and has to be one of the best places to eat for vegetarian and vegans in North Yorkshire! The tapas style menu has plenty to choose from and everything is 100% vegan and gluten free, including all the wine and beer. I’ve eaten there lots of times with friends who are vegetarians, vegans and red-blooded meat eaters and they’ve all loved it! The food is all prepared fresh in the restaurant, so you do have to wait a little bit longer than usual, but it’s definitely worth it as all the food is delicious! You can either choose individual dishes or, if you’re in a group, order a selection to share. The restaurant is very relaxed and colourful, with a choice of different rooms to eat in each with its own unique character. The sunshine room is my favourite for a group; you all sit on big slouchy floor cushions around a long low table, so it’s very relaxed! The service is great; all the staff are very friendly and happy to explain the menu to those who need it. It’s also very reasonably priced too
El Piano is situated in Grape Lane in the city centre of York
This review was composed by Helen receptionsit at the York Priory Guesthouse
Tupgill Park Estate
Telephone: 01969 640638
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Since the summer holidays are just around the corner, it started me thinking about what i did last summer. One of my most enjoyable days out involved a day out with my neice to Forbidden Corner near Middleham.
It was my second visit and i couldnt wait to introduce my family to it. It really is a fantastic day out for children. Its just like visiting Alice in Wonderland.
Set right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales near Leyburn, it is about an hours car ride from York. It only accepts advance ticket bookings,these can be bought from the tourist office in Middleham or by advance telephone bookings. The website www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/ will also give you the datails you need however do not use the website to make an assumption of the attraction, it does not do it any justice.
I am not going to give its secrets away as it would spoil the effect of your visit my advice is to take a camera, a picnic (though there is a cafe) and most importantly a comfortable stout pair of shoes.
Children who are of a delicate nature may be frightend of the experience but dont be put off there are loads of other things to do.
18 Bridge Street
TEL 01904 521155
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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