Acclaimed chef to open restaurant in York next month

Filet Mignon is one of the mains available at the Café 21 at Fenwick in Newcastle. Photograph: LindsaySos on Wikipedia
9 Oct 2020 @ 5.51 pm
| Food & Drink

Leading chef Terry Laybourne is opening a venue in York next month.

Terry’s 21 Hospitality Group is working with Fenwick to launch his Café 21 brand in the Coppergate store.

It will be the second such tie-up, as there’s already a successful Café 21 at the Newcastle Fenwick.

The existing York café – previously home to Carluccio’s before that group entered administration – is undergoing a refurbishment to provide a “light, bright and modern dining space” – featuring contemporary lighting, bold colours and curved booth seating.

Set to open in early November, the restaurant will be open from morning until early evening.

Visitors to the café will be able to take a break from their shopping for everything from a quick barista-made coffee to breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an early supper.

Great food for locals and visitors

Terry Laybourne

Terry is best known in Newcastle, where he runs several restaurants.

He said: “This is an exciting time for 21 Hospitality Group and I’m delighted to be once again working with Fenwick to introduce our dining experience to another of their stores.

“We’ve already collaborated on a number of restaurant projects and it’s a partnership that works very well, so I’m looking forward to bringing our great food to locals and visitors to York.”

Store director at Fenwick in York Neil Setterfield said: “We are very much looking forward to the launch of Café 21 in our store.

“Visitors to Fenwick in Newcastle have been enjoying Terry Laybourne’s great food for almost 15 years and I’m thrilled that visitors to the York store will soon be able to indulge in the same experience.

“Terry is an expert in his field, and highly regarded in the hospitality industry, so we are privileged that he’s bringing his food to Yorkshire.”

Many awards

The launch of Café 21 at Fenwick, York brings the number of restaurants in the 21 Hospitality Group to seven.

The group also has Café 21, Saltwater Fish Company and Porterhouse Butcher and Grill, all within Fenwick’s Newcastle store, and flagship restaurant 21, the Broad Chare and St.Vincent on Newcastle’s Quayside.

Terry and his team have won awards including a Michelin Star, Egon Ronay Star, Independent Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, Gold Winner Taste of North East England and Newcomer of the Year.

Terry was also made MBE for services to the hospitality industry.