Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea Review

Grand Hotel York Afternoon Tea Review: March 2018

Located in an enviable postcode, in the heart of York City centre, offering incredible views of the historic wonderful wall, The Grand Hotel is the perfect place for a pit-stop to enjoy the quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea.

Experience the grandeur of the Grand and enjoy their signature five-star Afternoon tea served in the relaxed Rise restaurant & bar.  Warmly welcomed by Mark and his team, we prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

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GR8Escape York: New York Room Review

GR8Escape York: New York Room Review: March 2018

Unlock your imagination, with escape room brand, GR8Escape in the centre of York.  Get, yourself right in the very heart of it New York in York. Locate the green door 4A on Colliergate for an hour of immersive entertainment and excitement.

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Can You Escape? Operation Hero Mission: York Review

Can You Escape? Operation Hero Mission: York Review: March 2018

An exciting, electric and engaging experience in the centre of York, escape room brand “Can You Escape?” provide you the opportunity to become a super hero legend in their new game Operation Hero.

The Force Four superheroes, Torus, Oculo, Hermes and Badger, have been stripped of their superpowers and it is up to you to stop the evil baddy Mobius taking over York city centre.

Our game master James the Flush prepared us for battle to use our skill, strength of mind and inner super hero powers to complete our mission, save force four and grab our slice of victory.

Team name decided; Fire Foxes, and my personal superhero name chosen; Forkward Fire Flame, it was time to don the superhero cape and mask and prepare for a battle like no other.  Without giving too much away, this high tech filled room had gadgets and games galore to get your heart and mind pumping.

A truly unique, exhilarating and immersive “must do” experience right in the heart of York City. Are you a Superhero and Can You Escape?

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://canyouescape.co.uk/york

Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch Review

Carluccio’s St Helens Square York Lunch Review: March 2018

Escape the hustle & bustle and lavish in some lovely lunchies Italian style at Carluccio’s which was once home to the iconic Terrys chocolate shop.

Interiors mix traditional and contemporary styles, with lovely romantic seating with views across St Helens square, to people watch, soak up the ambience and atmosphere. Combined with the fabulous food offerings, you can grab your own slice of the dolce vita lifestyle.

Our fabulous foodie feast, came in three courses, with a range of amazing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinkies to wash it all down.

Super starters included the Insalata Caprese dish with brilliant buffalo mozzarella, sliced beef tomatoes, basil, lashings of extra virgin olive oil and black olives.  Off the specials opting for the beetroot and ricotta tortellini served in a creamy goat’s cheese sauce, topped with crushed walnuts.  Washed down with the refreshing non-alcoholic Crodino – light, but with a bite, ideal served with ice and a slice.

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Bills Restaurant York Dinner Review

Bills Restaurant York Dinner Review: March 2018

The bright lights of York led me to brilliant Bill’s which offers a delicious and delightful dining experience with genuine and authentic service, home cooked food, and smiles are plentiful.

The place oozes charm with the rustic and shabby chic interiors such as candelabras and chandeliers, that are eclectically, but tastefully mixed to create a homely relaxed feel.  The marvellous mocktails along with sensational seasonal dishes makes for a perfect dinner with friends, family or loved ones.

Warmly welcomed by Chris, then energetic Emma our server made her introductions, along with the delightful Adam, a member of the management team, this trio made our visit to York Bills extra special.  They devoted time to their customers and delivered genuine service with a passionate and fun flare.

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Premier Inn Hotel York City Blossom St North Review

Premier Inn Hotel York City Blossom St North Review: March 2018

Located within walking distance from York train station and a short walk to York’s major attractions and activities Premier Inn York North on blossom Street is a perfect place for families, couples and friends to stay while playing in York.

Relaxed environment, offering new modern rooms with all the mod cons required to make your stay cosy and comfortable, the Premier Inn North was a homely hub and ideal for city sightseeing & exploring.

Dive into the luxury king-size dreamy hypno bed, with over 1000 individual pocket springs and a wonderful wool rich comfort layer, along with their plump pillows your pretty much guaranteed a snug, settled sleep with plenty of snooze’s.

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Make York your Destination for 2018

Make York your Destination for 2018

Founded at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse, with an eclectic mix of Georgian, Medieval and Victorian characteristics, the wonderful walled city of York, with winding quaint, narrow streets and snickleways, has been perfectly preserved making it a picturesque location which combines historical heritage with sophisticated, contemporary amenities.

Known as Eoforwick to the Saxons, Eboracum to the Romans and then invaded by the Vikings who coined the name Jorvik, York is a city steeped in history and charm, an architectural Aladdin’s cave of all things historic, but is an ever-evolving city which offers a range of exciting events, activities, museums and restaurants.

Travelling by rail to York could not be easier and the station is less than a 5-10 minute walk into the heart of all the historic action.  Perhaps you already have an organised itinerary, or maybe decided on a spontaneous trip away, either way, if you have already pre-purchased your yellow York passes then you are good to go, if not just pop over to the Visit York office and the fabulous friendly team will get you on your way to exploring York.

The York Pass offers you a choice of free entry to over 30 York tours and attractions.  You can buy a one, two or three-day pass, making your York Adventure fuss free, fun and cost effective.  During our visit, we used the pass for JORVIK Viking centre, York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower, York City Cruises, York Minster and York chocolate Story.

JORVIK Viking Centre

Transported back in time, during our visit, the city was hosting the Viking festival which sees a range of exciting events taking place throughout the city, such as re-enactments, along with an array of colourful characters dressed in attire befitting of York’s historical past.

JORVIK Viking centre is now a super state of the art attraction, located on the site of the original 1976 dig, providing an interesting, imaginative and immersive experience.

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