The Rise is to become the new restaurant at The Grand Hotel York when it unveils its new look later this year following a £15m makeover.
Set to open in June, The Rise will serve modern cuisine incorporating the small plate concept to encourage sharing, with menus created by award-winning chef Craig Atchinson.
The Rise will be an all-day dining destination aimed at the local community as well as city professional and domestic and international tourists. Diners can also expect local beers and ales, a hand-selected wine offering, signature cocktails as well as live music.
Design practice Twenty2 Degrees was in charge of the new interiors, and took inspiration from York’s local heritage to create a soft industrial dining room, open kitchen, cocktail bar and garden terrace.
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 £1.7m 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.”