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First look at York’s latest dining destination

Due to open next month, “The Rise” is the latest venture from The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, serving modern cuisine across a new “small plate” concept, allowing guests to enjoy a feast of sharing dishes in an immersive and social dining experience.

Committed to serving the best seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients, the menu at The Rise will offer a twist on British favourites from award-winning chef, Craig Atchinson.

Diners can also expect local beers and ales, a hand-selected wine offering, signature cocktails as well as live music.

Overlooking the historic York City Walls, The Rise will be a vibrant, all-day dining destination aimed at a diverse clientele, from the local community and city professionals to domestic and international tourists. 

Envisioned by design practice, Twenty2 Degrees, the restaurant interiors have been inspired by York’s local heritage, creating a soft industrial dining room, combined with an open kitchen, cocktail bar and heated garden terrace; perfect for alfresco dining throughout the year.

The 130-cover restaurant will become part of a £15m expansion project for The Grand Hotel & Spa, which will also see the addition of 101 bedrooms when a new accommodation wing opens later this year.  When complete, the development will double the number of five-star rooms in York, from 107 to 208, generating an additional £1.7 million of annual visitor expenditure for the local economy.

Philip Bolson, general manager of The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for those of us working here in the hotel amid our expansion and development.

“The Rise will be a fantastic addition to the city’s diverse range of dining and entertainment options, and we can promise great food, signature drinks, exceptional service and live music in an environment which we believe will become a firm favourite for locals, visitors and tourists alike.

The countdown to the opening of Rise is now on and this will be followed later this year by the addition of our new accommodation wing.”

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, is the only five-star hotel in Yorkshire as designed by the AA’s national star ratings scheme, the Hotel Quality Standards. 


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