Partisan is known as the number 1 spot for all things brunch, lunch, coffee and scone in every flavour imaginable through out York.
You’ll find their quirky spot perched right in the heart of Micklegate, just a 7 minute walk from the city centre, with rustic table and chairs outside for all your people watching needs. Have a gawk through the window and their selection of freshly baked goods will be there to greet you, followed by the friendly members of the team who will sit you down in their dining space, of which is filled with antique furniture, local art work and seasonal blooms sourced from the florist just down the road.
But it gets to 4pm and people are more or less ready to head home from their shakshuka and sourdough fixings; slowly the full room starts to empty and the lights begin to dim. But if they were to come back a few hours later on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday – they’d find themselves in a completely different place. Sure, you’ll still be seated on their preloved chairs and be able to admire the unique paintings that encrust every inch of the walls around you – and rest assured the vibe will still make you feel like you’re a guest in their home – but the menu will elevate in to a 3 course feast of sophistication, originality and down right sumptuousness.
I had the pleasure of joining Partisan owner Florencia on an exclusive cook off night – where I captured the many mind blowingly beautiful offerings that their in-house chefs had to offer. With influences from all across the globe and options for every diet or taste bud – I have absolutely no doubt that Partisan will be just as much as a phenonmen in the weekend evenings as they are in the day.
So on that note – I’ll leave you to scroll through the photos and have a virtual bite of delightfulness that is about to grace your screens. But don’t leave it too long before you go and try it in real life. That gnocchi ain’t just a pretty face…
change daily, always fresh and made in house
aubergine + miso dumplings, dipping sauce
smoked haddock chowder, savoury granola
tuna carpaccio, pomegranate, green chilli
confit pork belly
pan fried sea trout
herb gnocchi, wild mushrooms, kalettes, lemon + cream sauce
roasted sprouts, chicory, zaataar spice
Should you happen to join Florencia at Partisan for a magical evening of locally sourced innovative food to get you licking the plate clean (probably not recommended in a public place, but hey – who am I to judge?) and a chance to soak up ALL of the artsy feels – then perhaps I’ll see you there some time! Just look for the girl with the red wine and the roomy table that makes way for ALL of the sides. Never. Enough. Sides. TRUST.