Get ready for a taste of something new – plans for York’s first Restaurant Week are gathering pace.

York BID (Business Improvement District) has revealed the dates for the week.

From 1-7 April 2019, a host of city centre restaurants are expected to offer diners a range of special fixed price menus to entice them through the doors.


And there’s an open invitation to city centre venues to join in.

Chris Bush, business support executive for York BID, said they had a good response to an initial survey asking what restaurateurs and managers would want from York Restaurant Week, “and we’ve now opened applications for any city-centre venue wishing to take part”.

Exciting options

What will York chefs whip up?
The BID team is hoping that the week will encourage people living in York and surrounding villages to try something new from York’s thriving restaurant scene. Chris said:

  • We all have our favourite restaurants, and often people return to the same ones time and time again, missing out on the other exciting dining options available within walking distance.

    The participating restaurants are keen to showcase their food and ambience, with some great offers to tempt first time visitors in, and encourage them to return with friends and family.

The first York Restaurant Week will exclusively feature city centre restaurants, though there is a possibility of extending the scheme in the future.

Take part
Businesses interested in getting involved in York Restaurant Week 2019 should email Chris Bush here or call 01904 809970

The deadline for inclusion is Sunday 17 February 2019

“Our role is to support businesses in the city centre paying the BID levy,” Chris said.

“With such a wide range of food outlets – from fast-food and street food to fine dining – within the BID area, we’re confident that participants will be able to cater for just about any taste or dietary preference.

“We have already been approached by a few businesses outside the area who are interested, so if we can make 2019 a success, we may be able to extend it in the future.”