The Ivy Comes To York

The Ivy Comes To York

The Ivy has long been a cult classic when it comes to dining in London, and it has often remained one of my favourite places to go when visiting the capital. So when the Ivy announced they were opening two restaurants up North I was SO excited!

Naturally, I’ve checked out breakfast and dinner because they’re my two favourite meal times, so let me tell you a bit about both.

So for breakfast we had some classic breakfast pastries to serve the table and then I went for their hot buttermilk pancakes which are layered with greek yoghurt and served with strawberries, blackberries, lemon balm with the most gorgeous strawberry sauce to drizzle over. They were divine! Oh my lord

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Perhaps an unusual breakfast tipple for a morning was the espresso martini (it is coffee though, so that makes it ok right!?), now let me tell you, espresso martini’s at the Ivy are one of my faves, purely because they are served with 3 infusions to choose from which this time were creme brûlée, hot cross bun and amaretto.

Moving onto dinner, obviously I had to have 3 courses (treat yo’self girl) so I had salmon to start which was served with rye soda bread, which was presented beautifully as you can see below! I had the daily special which was tuna with a mango salsa, this was perfection. Paired this with some broccoli, which they top with lemon rind and I love how well the flavours complimented each other so I’m definitely using that next time I’m cooking something up in the kitchen. Then of course for dessert I had the classic chocolate bombe which is just pure indulgence for anyone with a major sweet tooth like myself. What did I hydrate myself with? A couple Ivy Royale’s of course!

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All in all I had a fabulous time, the service, as expected, was second to none, all staff were incredibly attentive and nothing is ever too much. Both times I have been the atmosphere has been wonderful and that is definitely complimented by the classic interior that Ivy executes so well.

So check it out yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Alice x

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New Year, New Beginnings!

Hello!

Hopefully I’m not writing to absolutely no-one and someone is actually reading this, otherwise this is pretty embarrassing and somewhat awkward. ANYWAY, after needing a name change (long, boring story) I was also given the push to create (a really original) blog that followed my Instagram page in a little bit more detail.

So what will you find? Reviews, maybe sometimes just pictures, and also some recipes because I actually love spending time in the kitchen too! I hope you find this useful  whether that’s for restaurant inspo, ideas or to even read it to fill a time slot, who knows, but whatever it’s use, I hope you come along with me and see where it goes!

I guess I should probably use this post to introduce myself also, I’m Alice, originally from York, I spent four of the best years of my life in Newcastle for University, where I studied Business with Marketing Management for undergrad and Digital Marketing for my postgraduate masters. It was a crazy, fun, wild and not to mention 4 tough years and somehow I landed a first in both degrees (still in shock).

But over with the formalities, this is all about food; so…why food? For as long as I can remember I can hand on heart say I adore food in every which way; I’m pretty sure both family and friends could tell you some very interesting and embarrassing stories that involved me and food (nothing weird though). This “project” originally started as the case study for my PG dissertation and it was only then I realised how much I loved to share food adventures and asked myself why the hell I hadn’t done it sooner?!

So, heres to more food comas, indulgence and sweet tooth cravings.

Lets Eat!

A  x

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Me on my Masters Graduation Evening Meal at SIX before we were all let out on the streets of NCL as students for one last time xoxo