Foreign eateries

Foreign eateries

Foreign eateries

First published in Letters by

I WISH to support the view of Charles and Freda Rushton of Strensall regarding the replacement of Fenwick’s traditional cafe by yet another non-English catering establishment (Letters, March 29).

The centre of York caters for the foreign tourists – a prime example being George Hudson Street which, in addition to four non-English eating establishments, has a Chinese supermarket.

Like Mr and Mrs Rushton, along with my friend we have dined at Fenwicks for many years but this has now ceased.

H Atkins, Holgate Road, York.

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1:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

I love the variety of "foreign" restaurants, cafes, and takeaways that have thrived in York since we first allowed those exotic Jewish/Belgian "fish and chip shops" in through the bar walls in the nineteenth century.
I love the variety of "foreign" restaurants, cafes, and takeaways that have thrived in York since we first allowed those exotic Jewish/Belgian "fish and chip shops" in through the bar walls in the nineteenth century. Fat Harry
  • Score: 12

3:17pm Tue 8 Apr 14

yorkiemum says...

Hahaha foreign eateries are not only for tourists I love them too and am a born and bred Yorkie; I don't frequent Fenwicks though because I find it full of boring elderly moaning minnies!!!
Hahaha foreign eateries are not only for tourists I love them too and am a born and bred Yorkie; I don't frequent Fenwicks though because I find it full of boring elderly moaning minnies!!! yorkiemum
  • Score: 15

4:07pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Ninja9 says...

I don't agree that foreign restaurants are there for foreign tourists who will only eat their own cuisine.
I'm a local - a Tyke - and I love eating food of all cultures.

The "English" cafés like Betty's and Go Down are the ones full of tourists and day trippers.
I don't agree that foreign restaurants are there for foreign tourists who will only eat their own cuisine. I'm a local - a Tyke - and I love eating food of all cultures. The "English" cafés like Betty's and Go Down are the ones full of tourists and day trippers. Ninja9
  • Score: 11

6:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Went there for lunch a few weeks ago, only to find the hot plates removed.
I ended up with the only ready made sandwich on the shelf.
Had some good Christmas dinners there in the past but won't be going again.
Went there for lunch a few weeks ago, only to find the hot plates removed. I ended up with the only ready made sandwich on the shelf. Had some good Christmas dinners there in the past but won't be going again. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -6

6:56pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

I think the letter writer is trapped in a kind of culinary UKIP time warp.

The most popular dish in England is Chicken Tikka Masala. Not with foreigners, but with English families. If you don't believe me, try getting into the Viceroy on Monkgate at weekends. What's more Chicken Tikka Massala is an English dish, it was first served in the UK though it is now available in Delhi. Personally I think people who eat it are mad when they could have lamb madras with saag aloo and pilau rice.

The reason there are so many European and Asian restaurants in the UK is because that is what people want. York is really lucky to have such a choice of food.
If H. Atkins and the Rushtons open a restaurant serving sausage and mash followed by arctic roll, they will get a quick introduction to the realities of market economics.
I think the letter writer is trapped in a kind of culinary UKIP time warp. The most popular dish in England is Chicken Tikka Masala. Not with foreigners, but with English families. If you don't believe me, try getting into the Viceroy on Monkgate at weekends. What's more Chicken Tikka Massala is an English dish, it was first served in the UK though it is now available in Delhi. Personally I think people who eat it are mad when they could have lamb madras with saag aloo and pilau rice. The reason there are so many European and Asian restaurants in the UK is because that is what people want. York is really lucky to have such a choice of food. If H. Atkins and the Rushtons open a restaurant serving sausage and mash followed by arctic roll, they will get a quick introduction to the realities of market economics. Jonothon
  • Score: 12

11:50pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Regarding George Hudson Street, roughly half of the shops are empty and if it wasn't for the restaurants and the Chi Yip supermarket there would only be Sarnies and "Popworld"?
Regarding George Hudson Street, roughly half of the shops are empty and if it wasn't for the restaurants and the Chi Yip supermarket there would only be Sarnies and "Popworld"? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 4

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