Having had a great experience at the Cosy Club in “Bristol”:https://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/review/restaurant/209191-review-cosy-club, we booked dinner at “York’s”:https://cosyclub.co.uk/location/york/ Cosy Club. Cosy Clubs are all in interesting buildings and this one was previously York’s first purpose-built cinema – The Electric Cinema. Whilst it was spectacular, it couldn’t compete with the grandeur of Bristol.
Having booked well in advance and asked for a quiet table we were shown to one at the back of the room which had a wobbly leg and so asked for it to be put right. The young girl suggested we move to another table but as this was near the serving hatch we stayed put and she produced a wad of serviettes to rectify it.
We ordered a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and when it was delivered, it was hard not to be distracted by the large pineapple tattoo on the forearm of the waiter. He obviously spotted my fascination and told us that people often commented and that the pineapple was a symbol of the hospitality trade.
The “menu”:https://cosyclubeuk.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Dinner-Menu-B.pdf had lots of enticing starters/shared plates but we went straight into two mains: macaroni cheese with kale and leeks (an option with a supplement was smoked streaky bacon) which came with garlic bread and a chicken bacon and avocado salad. I’m rather a fan of mac cheese and this was one of the best I’ve eaten.
There was lots of art works on the dark coloured walls and I overheard a conversation that the place was closing for a week of training although it sounded as though there was some refurbishment as well.
The paper napkins were Kath Kidston type pink roses and many of the girls were in country floral dresses or skirts which all seemed a little twee and not in keeping with the surroundings.
Service was ok, although not the slickest, but the food was outstanding and the price reasonable at £46.
As we were finishing our wine, a group of five came in, and despite being sat on the opposite side of the room, were incredibly loud and noisy. I pointed this out to the male waiter who took our payment when he asked how everything had been. He apologised but said there was little he could do.
During the meal we noticed that many other couples had a table for four to themselves and that whilst our water was provided by the glass, which meant we had to keep asking for refills, other tables had been given jugs.