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The Windmill Inn is located on Blossom Street, in York, just a short walk away from York train station. I was invited along to their VIP new menu tasting, along with one of my favourite blogger friends, Natalie Hanson. We were kindly given the opportunity to try out a variety of the delicious dishes from the new menu. I love food, obvs, and it was so lovely to have a good catch up with Natalie.
I’ve previously been into The Windmill Inn for drinks on a few occasions, but not for food before! The dining area was decorated with balloons for the new menu launch. As we arrived early, we sat in the bar for a little while with a cola. Before we get into all of the tasty food we tried, I need to tip my hat off to Robyn, as the service was brilliant. Robyn was welcoming, attentive, explained each item on the menu for us and she was really engaging. Thank you so much to Robyn for hosting us.
These are both a favourite of mine from the evening, as I do love pizza. There are three platters to choose from, each with a different item, which includes a choice of one of three freshly baked pizzas – Meat Feast, Margherita or Pepperoni. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to try the meat feast platter and the margherita platter. The chicken wings were so tasty, as was the deep fried ravioli, which I’d never tried before and I was very impressed. After taking a bite, the cheese oozed out of the ravioli which was crisp on the outside. 10/10 would have again.
A Cajun pasta salad was serviced with mixed leaves, red onions, peppers, cucumber, tomato and cress. I did give the pasta salad a try, but I’m not a huge fan of sweetcorn unfortunately. Thus meaning I didn’t eat much of it, but I gave it a good try. After the salad, I also looked at trying the Chickpea, Red Pepper and Hoisin Burger – I also didn’t try this as it had sweetcorn inside. It did smell great though and is a great option for those of you who are vegetarian.
Served with a portion of chips on the side, this burger consists of mango & lime marinated chicken thighs, in a soft roll with tomato salsa, sour cream, tomato, lettuce, red onion, mayonnaise and piri piri sauce. Although I can be funny about spicy, I thought this burger was really flavoursome and unique.
This was my absolute favourite – it was amazing! It’s a garlic glazed breaded chicken breast, with a garlic and herb Kiev sauce on the side. It is served with chips and garden peas. Natalie’s eyes lit up when this was brought out for us to try, as she’d spotted it on the menu beforehand. You get to pour the mouth watering garlic and herb kiev sauce over the chicken, which adds to the experience and is a great twist to the classic kiev.
After a rest, the dessert was brought out for us. Unfortunately I’m not really a trifle kind of person, but I still gave it a bit of a try! The strawberry trifle contained the classic items you’d expect, custard, sponge, cream and strawberry flavoured sauce. I did however notice the Tipsy Icecream on the menu which is much more my kind of dessert, so hopefully I can come back to purchase it myself in the future.
Thank you once again to Robyn and The Windmill Inn for inviting us and providing such brilliant customer service. We both really enjoyed our evening and left feeling super full. I will be convincing my other half to go along with me for food one day, as it was really delicious and I need that Chicken Kiev with a Twist in my life again!
Disclaimer: I may have been financially compensated or be gifted products from the companies mentioned throughout my blog, unless otherwise stated. Posts on LouiseRoseRailton.com may contain items which have been gifted from a company, are a PR sample or paid for with a gift voucher. LouiseRoseRailton.com also contains sponsored posts, in which I have received paid compensation. All opinions and thoughts are genuinely my own. If you wish to find out more, please see my DISCLAIMER page for more information.
I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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