Back in May I spent a day in York with some of my best blogging friends. We met up for drinks and food and Sharon recommended Evil Eye Lounge.
About Evil Eye Lounge
Evil Eye Lounge is a unique cocktail bar and restaurant in York, England. The bar is known for its eclectic decor, creative cocktails, and wide selection of global spirits. It’s best known for it’s range of gins and gin based cocktails.
The menu at Evil Eye Lounge features a range of small plates and larger dishes inspired by global cuisine, including Thai, Mexican, and Indian. As well as meat dishes, it offers a range of vegetarian and vegan options. The bar’s cocktail menu is extensive and includes both classic and creative drinks made with a variety of spirits, including whiskey, gin, rum, and tequila.
The interior of Evil Eye Lounge is a mix of styles, with colourful murals and artwork adorning the walls, vintage furniture, and neon lights.
Our Visit to Evil Eye Bar York
Evil Eye Lounge is quite a funky place. My boyfriend described Evil Eye Longue as hipster. When walking in, you first meet a gin shop that sells every kind of gin you can imagine. We had pre-booked food so we were taken upstairs to our table, we managed to bag a room on our own as we had a table of about 10 of us.
One thing I wasn’t a fan of is that 1) we had to prebook food meaning we couldn’t decide on the day if we changed our mind and 2) we then had to go down and pay for the food first which took ages. I wouldn’t describe it is a place to go for a nice sit-down meal – it’s a bit more casual than that.
Their cocktail menu is pretty impressive, though. I felt a bit spoilt for choice but then decided to go for a beer because I remembered that I didn’t want to be hungover the next day at work.
Ginger beer! They stocked ginger beer. That was pretty wonderful.
For some reason, the food menu has been taken down from their website so I’m not sure if they’ve stopped doing food or something. But I had their beef tacos. Which is the simple description of the thing I had because I can’t get THE BLOODY MENU.
I don’t think I’ve ever had pulled beef tacos before but they were delicious and I would recommend them for anyone going. SALOCA had the Korean Crispy Chicken Bao Buns which are also pictured. She was impressed.
They do great vegetarian and vegan options, too. Sharon who is vegan had smoked tofu tacos and vegetarian Hayley had the Asian veggie fritter burger. Basically, the food options were a burger, taco or bao buns and each came with vegan/veggie options and a choice of a few different types of meat.
I was actually really impressed with the food, but not so much the style of service. Although it is marketed as street food so it shouldn’t be surprising – it’s just not my preference.
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