The Grand Hotel & Spa in York rises to the occasion with restaurant launch

The Rise, the latest venture from The Grand Hotel & Spa in York, has opened its doors this week.

Offering an all-day dining destination, chef Craig Atchinson has created a modern menu boasting the best seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients, including a selection of small plates from marinated artichoke, sun blushed tomatoes, and Yorkshire Fettle salad to charred octopus, fennel salad, capers, aioli.

The Rise will also be serving larger plates for the hungrier diner, as well as a junior menu, sweet plates and cheeses, plus a breakfast offering including buffet and plated options, and a modern take on the classic afternoon tea.

Diners can expect local beers and ales, a hand-selected wine selection, signature cocktails – including the rum-laden Ghosts of York and a Yorkshire Julep, plus live music on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Philip Bolson, general manager of The Grand Hotel & Spa, York said: “We are delighted to welcome hotel guests, York residents, and visiting tourists to The Rise. We’re certain that our offering of great food, exceptional service, and live music is the perfect addition to our city’s range of dining options.

“It is an incredibly exciting time for those of us working here in the hotel amid our expansion and development.”

The launch of The Rise will be followed later this year by the addition of The Grand Hotel & Spa’s new accommodation wing and the refurbishment of Hudson’s fine dining restaurant.