Expect speedy service! York motor sport venue to open restaurant

Revving up for a restaurant… Photograph: York MotorSports Village

Talk about fast food…

Rubber-burning race venue York Motorsports Village wants to open a fish and chip take-away and restaurant.

The Monks Cross venue is next to the new York Community Stadium complex, due to open next year – and its owners sense an opportunity.

“Restaurant and take-away retailers are proving successful in this business park, and with the new Community Sports Stadium underway, the market for food retail will naturally grow,” they say in a planning application to City of York Council.

Two-storey extension

York MotorSports Village on Kathryn Avenue. Photograph © Google Street View
York Motorsports Village is North Yorkshire’s only indoor karting circuit.

It has always offered refreshments to competitors and their families but this application would take things up a level.

The plans envisage a two-storey extension to the Kathryn Avenue building.


This would include a 52-seater restaurant on the first floor and a take-away servery on the ground floor, with proposed opening hours of 8am-11pm daily.

The restaurant windows would overlook the new stadium. And the plans ensure full accessibility via ramps and a new lift.