Roots Restaurant pop-up takeaway does a roaring trade

The Roots York takeaway stand outside the Marygate restaurant. Photographs: Richard McDougall
21 Mar 2020 @ 11.28 am
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Two days after the restaurant shut its doors, Roots York has been reborn as a pop-up takeaway.

And it was doing brisk business on Marygate today (Saturday).

The restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks, announced its closure on Thursday, before the government shut down of all food businesses.

But the spin-off has proved popular in the spring sunshine.

It is offering a range of freshly baked bread, including a Roots sourdough loaf (£4.50) and a Haxby Baker honey and oat sourdough loaf for £3.50.

There are sweet treats, like the Oldstead Danish Swirl (£3.50) and a range of coffees.

And you can pick up ready-to-cook meals like lamb and wild garlic lasagne (£9).

It is due to run today till 2pm.