Get ready to loosen your waistbands – the first York Restaurant Week is going to be seven days to savour.

From waffles and coffee to three-course spreads, from street food to hotel dining, the week features more than 60 special offers.

Around 40 of York’s excellent eateries are serving up special fixed price menus from £10 to £20.


Organised by York Business Improvement District (York BID), York Restaurant Week runs from April 1-7 2019 and aims to encourage York residents to try out different eateries in the city centre.

And it’s a great chance for locals to experience more of a city that national food critic Giles Coren described as “the capital of the food universe”.

How it works

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Head to the York Restaurant Week website to explore the delicious variety of offers priced at £10, £15 and £20 per person.
 
Simply choose the one you want, enter your details and your voucher will be emailed to you directly.
 
It’s as simple as that!
 
Sample offers

  • 2 Waffles & 2 Hot Drinks £10 – Cut & Chase, Goodramgate
  • 3 tapas for £10 – Ambiente Tapas Fossgate
  • Set 3 courses menu for £15 – Mr P’s Curious Tavern, Low Petergate
  • Brunch for 2 including coffee or juice for £15 – Source Deli, Jubbergate
  • Grand Afternoon Tea for £20 – The Grand Hotel, Station Rise
  • Full Rodizio £20 – Vaqueiros Brazilian Rodizio, Micklegate

Try something new

Chris Bush of York BID previews York Restaurant Week 2019
The week was set up to drive footfall into some of the city centre’s finest dining establishments during a quieter time of year.

The initiative is being spearheaded by the BID’s business support executive, Chris Bush, who said:

  • We know that York’s city centre has real peaks and troughs throughout the tourism calendar, but the quieter times are fantastic for those living in York and the surrounding towns and villages to make best use of the city centre – and that includes enjoying the hospitality and food provided by a plethora of restaurants.

    We all have our favourite restaurants to which we return time and time again, so this is a great way of trying something different – whether for a quick lunchtime bite, romantic dinner or a social occasion with friends.

With the Park & Ride services now running until late in the evening, Chris said “this is a great opportunity for those who work in the city to stay around a little longer and let someone else take the strain of cooking dinner before heading home”.

Set to be a big success

Ambiente Tapas, Goodramgate, York
Participating restaurants are hoping that diners will step outside of their traditional comfort zone and try something new during York Restaurant Week.

Tim Sinclair, director of Ambiente Tapas said:

  • We are really looking forward to the first Restaurant Week in York and appreciate the fantastic opportunity it gives us to introduce our offer to new customers.

    Having been involved with similar initiatives in Leeds we are confident that it will be a big success with York’s foodies.

To take advantage of the offers, diners register for the offer they would like at the York Restaurant Week website, where they can find details of all participating restaurants and fixed price menus.