Last week my friend Mel and I visited The Lamb and Lion for dinner. It’s a perfect location for pre-theatre dinner, being less than 150 yards away from the York Theatre Royal. Actually it’s a good place to visit whether you are going to the theatre or not!

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It’s nice and cosy inside, perfect for a winter’s evening. They also have a fabulous beer garden nestled against the Bar Walls that is not only perfect in the summer, but with the addition of igloos is also perfect now in the winter too.

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We took our dessert outside to have a bit of a nosy and the area is gorgeous! It’s all fairy lights, warm furs and heaters. You can hire the igloos for £20 for two hours, mid week, or £30 from Friday to Sunday.  You can also hire them for two hour’s on New Year’s Eve for £50.   Each igloo seats 8 people comfortably so for a group to have such a lovely, comfortable and private spot I think this is a must do.

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If you are not visiting in winter, you might be curious as to what the beer garden usually looks like.  I snapped this shot of it, whilst walking the Bar Walls earlier this year.

Beer garden at Lamb and Lion

So, back to our food review!

To start. I ordered the Pressed Yorkshire Ham Hock with house pickles and toasted ciabatta.  I loved the pickles!

While Mel ordered the Tempura King Prawns with a pickled ginger and noodle salad with sweet chilli sauce.

For my main I plumped for the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger with house slaw, sriracha may and skinny fries.  The chicken was very tasty as was the house slaw.

Mel continued with her fish theme and went for the Seared Fillet of Scottish Salmon with wilted spinach, crushed new potatoes, lemon, chive and butter sauce.  She said this was delicious!

For dessert I chose the Mascarpone Cheesecake with Kirsch-Soaked Cherries & Amoretti Crumb.  This was divine, but very rich – make sure you have enough room for it or it will traumatise you to have to leave any.

Mel (like myself) loves her cheese, so rather than go for dessert she chose to try the cheeseboard.  This is a good sized cheeseboard and best shared between two I think!

The Lamb and Lion has a great atmosphere whether in the cosy pub or in the beer garden (in summer or winter!).  Great food too!

We were invited to visit and review, as always all opinions expressed are my own.


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