Review // Strada, York

STRADA YORK review 1Last Saturday, we were very kindly invited along to Strada in York to sample their brand new children’s menu… and for us grown-ups to have a munch too!

Nick and I have a long history with Strada, as it’s where we used to secretly dine together in Brighton when we weren’t officially a couple, and it was the scene of our first date (plus numerous consequent dates!) so we were very keen to visit as we haven’t eaten at Strada since the children have appeared.

Nick’s drink – elderflower and prosecco

We were greeted with a glass of prosecco (always be a winner in my books), and asked to choose a table. We opted to sit outside as Indy wasn’t in the best of moods and it was surprisingly lovely on the patio for the beginning of October. Each table was kitted out with blankets too, and the outside heaters made it rather cosy.

Our Waitress was lovely and brought Busby a selection of books, crayons and colouring paraphernalia that also teamed up as her menu. She also had stickers which could be coloured in, so Busby was happy!

Both Nick and I were so impressed with the children’s menu. It included everything from your regular Italian fare such as pizza and pasta, to steak! It’s incredibly reasonable – £6.50 for 3 courses and a drink. The portions were large too, so you definitely get your moneys worth.

STRADA YORK review Nick and I opted for the antipasti sharing platter to start. It was stunning – the sundried tomatoes were certainly the highlight; sweet, tangy and packed full of flavour. The large green olives were divine too. An absolutely delicious plate of food.

STRADA YORK review Busby had the garlic flatbread with mozzarella. This was gorgeous – Nick ended up polishing a fair amount of it off too as there was so much of it!

For our mains, Busby chose the carbonara pasta. The portion was huge, and she didn’t manage to eat the whole thing, but she did enjoy what she ate.STRADA YORK review

Nick opted for the Vesuvio pizza, which had just the right amount of spice and heat. He especially loved the smashed ‘nduja sausage that was dotted all over the pizza.


I chose the Taleggio burger, as I’m a sucker for a burger! It was gorgeous – with the strong, rich Taleggio cheese melted on top, and crispy pancetta… It sat inside a brioche bun, which although not as good as Nick’s homemade brioche, was still very yummy. I could and would eat it all over again.

STRADA YORK review My burger was accompanied by chips as standard, but I also opted for the winter slaw as a side dish. Made from red cabbage, white cabbage, yoghurt, mint and a squeeze of lemon, I could have eaten this all day long. In fact, it was so good, I ordered the ingredients in our online shop and made it last night to accompany our chicken!

We were rather surprised that we had any room left for pudding, but we were tempted into it by the divine sounding menu. Nick had the tiramisu, which had just the right amount of coffee in for him and was light and fluffy.STRADA YORK review

I had the pear and almond tart, which was amazing! The crushed amaretti biscuits in the cream on the side were heavenly, and the tart itself was soft and full of flavour.STRADA YORK review

Busby had the chocolate ice cream, which she enjoyed immensely!STRADA YORK review

We had a fabulous time dining at Strada in York, and would most certainly visit again! The children’s menu is fantastic value for money, and the food was top notch. Find your local Strada here!


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*We received all of the above delicious food for the purpose of this post. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*


  1. 17th October 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I absolutely love Strada, it’s always so good for families and they have a really varied menu. Love your food pics! x

  2. 18th October 2015 / 9:38 am

    I’ve never been to Strada before, and I go to York quite a bit… I’ll have to investigate next time I’m there, and to see if they have one in Leeds. That antipasti platter is making me really hungry, and I’ve only just had breakfast!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  3. 18th October 2015 / 7:49 pm

    oooh it all looks so delicious!! I didn’t realise that Strada were so kid friendly. We often opt for Pizza Express, but I’ll definitely consider Strada in future!! x

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