I’d seen “Pairings Wine Bar”:http://pairings.co.uk/ on various review sites before our city break to York, and stumbling across it by accident, seemed fortuitous. We found a casual deli/bar and, although there was a couple of free tables both in the window and front area, we went through into the back room.
As well as offering wine flights paired with cheese, meats or desserts, the main “menu”:http://pairings.co.uk/food/ was sub-divided into small plates, boards and platters, charcuterie, artisan cheese and puddings. The charcuterie and cheeses were available at 1 for £4.50, 2 for £8.50, 3 for £10.50 etc. As this would have required decision making and agreement, we decided a Yorkshire platter at £15 sounded appetising. It was said to contain Yorkshire Blue Cheese, Richard III Wensleydale, Yorkshire Chorizo and an award-winning pork pie which we were looking forward to. But on ordering, the waitress told us the didn’t have pork pie, but we could replace it with a meat or cheese, so we choose serrano ham. The board came with onion relish, honey, cornichons, pickled chillies, balsamic onions, rocket, sour dough bread and biscuits.
The “wine list”:https://pairings.co.uk/ was reasonably priced and was sold in either small or medium glasses, carafes or by the bottle. We chose a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at £25. There was also a good range of other drinks including local beers.
The loos were downstairs and along a long corridor which was lined with art work by artist “Rebecca Jayne”:https://rebeccajayneartist.co.uk/ Rebecca Jayne (this changes quarterly).
Service was good. and I’d definitely recommend it for a light snack.