We all want to be sat outside enjoying the sunshine this summer and, as it seems harder and harder to venture abroad with all the travel restrictions in place, we will be looking to visit in the UK. With that in mind, we’ve been looking for the best places that God’s Own Country has to offer for us while the sun is shining.
It seems we are not the only ones as, Holidu, a search engine for holidays, has produced research on the British cities with the best outdoor dining options per inhabitant. Also pointing out the top restaurants and bars for each city. And the North Yorkshire city of York took 4th place in their list of cities that are best for outdoor dining.
The website mentions York’s variety of cafés, restaurants, and bars, many of which offer al fresco dining options on stunning terraces and rooftops. As well as mentioning their amazing York Food Festival Weekend and thriving food scene – which is vast.
They rated York 9.52 out of 10, which isn’t surprising, as anyone who has been to York will know how many bars and pubs there are to enjoy. They give a tip to an alfresco dining venue, which is Lucia Wine Bar & Grill a beautiful Italian in the city centre. It’s a great place for outside eating as it has heaters outside.
Lucie’s, which also has venues in Beverley and Harrogate, serve up a range of amazing cocktails that are perfect to enjoy out on the terrace this summer. One of our favourite cocktails is their Yorkshire Rose, which has rhubarb gin, rose syrup and Yorkshire rose. They also have some fantastic wines, which goes without saying.
We’ve made our list of favourite beer gardens in York city centre here. It includes rooftop bars, festival vibes to riverside venues – we’ve hunted down the best beer gardens in York to enjoy this summer.
All British cities with a population of over 100,000 were included in the study. They used keywords such as ‘beer garden’ and ‘outdoor dining’ they went through manually to omit low reviews placed, and then the number was then divided by the population to get the density score. The density number was normalised to get a ranking from 0 to 10, with 10 being the best.
Brighton came in the first place, Cambridge in second place and Oxford in third place – so, York is in decent company.