Sunday, 13 March 2016

Guy Fawkes Inn - York

Guy Fawkes Inn - York
25 High Petergate, York, YO1 7HO
 01904 466674

Guy Fawkes Inn is a historic, medieval inn in York that stands in the shadow of York Minster and was the very birth place of the notorious plotter Guido Fawkes.  The Inn is a traditional real ale pub in York city centre with an abundance of history and character.  Gas lamps on walls, candlelit tables, roaring open fires and timber floors are all the features that combine with a truly unique heritage to create a wonderful setting for Sunday lunch.

This little gem has to be our favourite place in the whole of York for a Sunday roast. We have dined in many places in York city centre for Sunday lunch but this has to be the best. The staff are very friendly and after ordering at the bar our meals came super-fast.  We both ordered roast beef and were presented with two large slices of beef, mashed and roast potatoes and a huge Yorkshire pudding.  Alongside we were given a bowl full of seasonal vegetables and a large jug of gravy.  My boyfriend and I both love lashings of gravy with our roast and were definitely not disappointed.

The food was amazing as always; locally sourced ingredients cooked to perfection.

What we ordered:
Roast Beef served with mashed and roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables with a good jug of gravy £12.95

·         Super-fast service
·         Great ambiance with lots of history and character
·         A great casual dining experience
·         The BEST Sunday Roast in York

Highly Recommend – great food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Osaka – Newcastle upon Tyne
69 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EF
 0191 261 5300

Osaka is situated on Grey Street, Newcastle, one of the most beautiful streets in Britain.  This restaurant has been on my to-do-list for quite a while but last night I tried it out for the first time.

Osaka is a contemporary Japanese, Sushi and Noodle Restaurant which prides itself on serving FRESH, BEAUTIFUL & DELICIOUS food – It certainly did deliver!

This little gem brings Japanese food at its best to Newcastle city centre.  The staff greeted us with a smile and promptly took us to our table.  It may have been a Tuesday evening but the restaurant was fully booked so we were glad that we had booked ahead.

The menu has a great selection of dishes and also has a set menu; we chose to dine from the main menu.  There was so much to choose from that we were spoilt for choice.  It did take some time for us to finally decide on our dishes.  I will definitely have to re-visit Osaka very soon to order the dishes that I didn’t.

The food was amazing; it definitely provides what it promises – the food was fresh, beautiful and delicious and excellent value for money.

The staff were extremely friendly and very attentive and helped with our final decisions for menu choices.  It is definitely a restaurant that I will be visiting again very soon. 

What we ordered:

Chicken Katsu £6.20

Salmon, Tuna & Eel Sushi £6.40

Eel & Tobiko Fried Rice £11.80

Teriyaki Salmon Bento Box – this includes; salad, Japanese pickles, salmon sashimi 3pcs, maki 2pcs, sushi 2pcs, rice and miso soup. £15.50

 All the dishes were absolutely delicious – I eat sushi a lot and this has to be the best that I have tasted.   I ordered the Chicken Katsu and the Bento Box but really I should have just ordered the box as there was a lot of food.  However I did manage to eat every last grain of rice.

·         Excellent service
·         Excellent value for money
·         Fantastic presentation and attention to detail
·         A great casual dining experience
·         If you can’t eat it all they allow you to take home ‘doggy bags’


Highly Recommend – great food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.