Eat & Drink

Cafés & Tearooms

Is there anything more cheering than a pot of tea and a slice of cake? We don’t think so, so it’s lucky that York is packed with more cafes and tearooms than there are days of the year. From tiny, family-run cupcakeries to the world-famous institution that is Bettys, there are loads to choose from. Some places are tricky to access for buggies because of the historic nature of the buildings, but staff will usually give you a hand to get inside. Families usually receive a very warm welcome. Continue Reading

Local Gems

York is bursting with fantastic independent eateries. Just take a stroll down Fossgate and Walmgate, Gillygate, Goodramgate or Swinegate and you’ll realise that you’re spoilt for choice. Don’t forget Bishopthorpe Road, either, winner of the Great British High Street Awards 2015 and home to the fantastic Pig and Pastry, Trinacria and Puddin’ and Pie. From places serving good honest Yorkshire grub to more adventurous cuisines from further afield, there’s something for everyone. Many have children’s menus and those that don’t are usually happy to do a smaller version of the adult meals. If you can’t decide, just have a wander and see what you like the look of. Continue Reading

Food To Go

If the sun’s shining (and even if it’s not), what could be better than a picnic by the river or just eating lunch in one of the parks? No need to worry about the children being too loud or making a mess. If you don’t have time to fill your bag with things from home, there are loads of places where you can pick up some treats to enjoy al fresco. Continue Reading

Names You’ll Know

York has tons of fantastic independent places to eat and drink, but you’ll also find the names you know, i.e. the big national and international chains. They’re usually very family friendly, with children’s menus, highchairs and baby-changing facilities. Continue Reading