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York offers some truly unique foodie experiences. You can master a new culinary skill, discover tastes you never knew existed, and find out how history and flavour are intertwined. Come and tuck in.  

Pairings Wine Bar 

Pairing food and drink is quite an art, and Pairings Wine Bar offer bespoke experiences showcasing the very best in Yorkshire and world produce. The perfectly crafted combination will take you on a mouth-watering adventure. Get inspired, then take home your own ideas to become the ultimate dinner party host.  

York’s Chocolate Story

York is the home of chocolate, where tasty treats such as the KitKat and Terry’s Chocolate Orange were crafted. So, there’s no better place to become a chocolatier. Take a tour, learn about York’s chocolate heritage and get hands on, creating your own delicious chocolate lolly to take home.  

Brew York Beer Hall  

Featuring 40 taps, the Beer Hall boasts the largest and widest selection of beers, lagers and ciders in York and the surrounding area. The quirky setting also has its own purpose-built kitchen, with resident food outfit Blues Smoked Meats serving up incredible BBQ food. A great spot for a friendly, laid-back meal out.  

Yorkshire Appetite Food Tours

The York Food Tour takes you around the cultural centre of the city, starting at the impressive York Minster. You’ll wind your way through York's streets and try some delicious Yorkshire fare at five places along the way, and also learn a thing or two about the city’s history and culture. 

Eat like a Viking

For an alternative dining experience, find your inner Viking and take on the challenge of axe throwing at The Hilt. See how the exhilaration affects your taste buds by tucking into the sensational food served up by YUZU. Afterwards, head to Valhalla, where all the most fearsome warriors go to have fun and be merry.  


SPARK York is home to a dining experience you can’t get anywhere else in the city. Shipping containers have been converted to provide space for indie retailers, bars and a whole international assortment of exquisite street food. There’s something for every taste, and you’re sure to find flavours you’ve never enjoyed before. A brilliant place for finding your new favourites. 

Cookery School at The Grand

If you think you’re the master chef or best baker in your household, roll up your sleeves and put your skills to the test at The Cookery School, located at The Grand hotel. Don’t panic if you’re a beginner looking to sharpen up those culinary skills, the school offer classes for everyone, covering everything from bread making, Indian cuisine, to making the perfect pie.  

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