A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went to Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant, his favourite restaurant in York. Red Chilli is a Chinese restaurant that’s different from your typical Chinese menu. The food is authentic and there are a few strange dishes on the menu. Like ox heart, duck tongue, eels and more.
Our visit to Red Chilli Chinese Restaurant
We went around 7:30 on a Saturday and it was packed full of people. You can’t book a table for two people, so we had a drink in the waiting area until a table became free about 20 minutes later.
For starters, we shared the pork and shrimp spring rolls and for the main, I had the Sautéed Shredded Beef Fillet with Chilli with Cantonese Sauce and my boyfriend had Sautéed Sliced Pork Belly with Chilli.
Both dishes were lovely. I’m not usually a big pork fan but I loved the sliced pork belly.
Service was quick and the prices were great. We had 3 drinks each (wine and beer) and the bill for that, plus 2 starts, 2 mains and 2 servings of egg fried rice came to £60.
I kind of want to go back and try some more of the weird things. I’m sure we will be returning! If you find yourself in York, I urge you to go!
You can find Red Chilli at 21-25 George Hudson St, York YO1 6JL.
They also have restaurants in Leeds and Manchester.
If you’re going on a first date in York, check out my post on date ideas in York.