New York is one of the world’s most important big cities, but while Old York has stayed small, it still has much to recommend to the visitor. While you’re here, some absolute must-sees are York Minster, which is Northern Europe’s biggest gothic cathedral, and the Jorvik Viking Centre, a place to experience all the sounds, sights, and even smells of a Viking village. With all the visitors that the city gets, it’s just as well that restaurants in York are plentiful and set up to suit all flavours and tastes.
York restaurants range from ancient town pubs to high-end haute cuisine venues. At the posher end is The Piano Restaurant, part of the city’s Churchill Hotel. In a decidedly opulent setting, enjoy the mellow sounds of the grand piano as you dine. The eclectic menu focuses on locally sourced produce, expertly prepared. On the menu, look out for dishes like pan fried wild East Coast sea bass and potato dumplings and dark chocolate and Yorkshire rapeseed oil delice.
For informal, affordable eats, and a taste of true British tradition, the place to go is Wackers Fish and Chip Restaurant. Expect to find well-known favourites like cod and chips, mushy peas, and battered sausage.