I read the previous posts and as I usually wait a while before I post to be more rational in case my review is coloured by other experiences I decided to post straight away. I heartily agree about Christmas Eve. The food then left a lot to be desired with sprouts like bullets damp and warm carrots and truly dreadful roast potatoes. I had the pumpkin tarte fine where three slivers of uncooked pumpkin were placed on a circle of pastry on a bed of tired salad. The starter of smoked salmon was fine, my husbands steak was fine.
We both felt quite anxious about the Christmas lunch for The Day itself but needn't have worried I think the chef must have been off the previous day. Everything worked very well. The front of house staff were all very efficient and pleasant. The apprentice sommelier did very well with our selection of wines and the meal went off without a hitch. We had young family and the plates were cleared attentively so we did not have bored little people with us.
We enjoyed our accommodation very much. Having stayed in the hotel before we knew what to expect and were pleased to be able to pay for an upgrade as we had booked a standard room. Apart from the chefs day off on Christmas Eve my only other quibble was the lack of lid to the loo seat. Is this a new trend?
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- Hotel du Vin & Bistro York is located in the tranquil area known as The Mount, close to the city's historic centre. This beautiful hotel in York city centre is housed within a Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 19th century. Formerly a private home and an orphanage, the hotel houses 44 stylish bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and private dining rooms, along with a terrace, courtyard and inner forum for alfresco dining. York is a historic and beautiful city, believed to date back from Roman times. York is the county town of Yorkshire, perfect for a cultural getaway or a romantic weekend break that will inspire. ... more less
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