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The Rise


All-day dining at The Rise


The Rise, the latest venture from The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, offering a vibrant all-day dining destination, has opened its doors this week.

Award-winning chef Craig Atchinson has created a modern menu boasting the best seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients, including a selection of small plates such as: Marinated artichoke, sun blushed tomatoes, and Yorkshire Fettle salad; Leven Farm confit duck leg, Yorkshire chorizo, and butter bean ragout; Garlic and mustard grilled beef skewers with shitake ketchup, using 6oz hanger steak; Charred octopus, fennel salad, capers, aioli; and much more, with dishes set to rotate as part of an ever-changing menu.

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.

The Rise opens with a limited time offer of three dishes from the main small plates menu, plus free-flowing prosecco for £25 per person (terms & conditions apply).

Created by design practice Twenty2 Degrees and inspired by the Edwardian home of The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, The Rise aims to transport guests to a time gone by. The decor pays homage to the building’s history including a pressed tin ceiling, dark stained oak panelling, and – as a nod to the North Eastern Railway, the building’s original 1906 resident – a locomotive-inspired black steel bar front, emulating the comfort and style of First Class train travel in the early 1900s.

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, York’s new accommodation wing and the refurbishment of Hudson’s fine dining restaurant.

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, is the only five-star hotel in Yorkshire as designed by the AA’s national star ratings scheme, the Hotel Quality Standards.

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 About The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

 The Grand Hotel & Spa, York, is part of the Splendid Hospitality Group. The hotel, which is York’s first five-star hotel and the only AA five-star rated hotel in Yorkshire, offers 107 elegant guestrooms and a full luxury experience. An additional 101 new rooms will be added in late 2017.

The Rise is The Grand Hotel & Spa, York’s all-day dining terrace restaurant and bar, offering a small plates concept, signature cocktails, and live music. Hudson’s, the hotel’s three AA rosette restaurant, is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open later in 2017.

This stunning £25m hotel opened in May 2010 following the extensive refurbishment of the former North Eastern Railway headquarters – one of York’s most iconic Edwardian buildings. The building opened in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for what was then one of the most powerful public companies in the country. Today it is the region’s leading luxury hotel and has established a global reputation for its first-class service, stylish bedrooms and unique historic atmosphere.


Splendid Hospitality Group

 Splendid Hospitality Group is the operator and developer of a portfolio of 20 hotels with over 2000 bedrooms.  It is one of the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups which has made a name for itself through the design, construction and operation of a full range of hotel styles and locations across the UK, ranging from limited service to luxury. The group enjoys the support of major brands such as IHG, Choice, Accor and Hilton.  The portfolio includes the five-star Conrad London St James as well as Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, the Grand Hotel & Spa in York.

TW Construct Ltd

TW Construct Ltd provide expertise in bespoke, fast track and high quality construction projects, throughout London and the Home Counties, integrating with offices in Prague and Hungary. Initially established in 1963, the company has traded as TW Construct Ltd since 2007.

Over the past ten years, TW Construct Ltd has worked with a range of prestigious clients including Burberry, Hobbs, Tommy Hilfiger, POD, Galeria Melissa, Victoria’s Secret and Westfield Shopping Centre, amongst others. In addition, TW Construct Ltd has also worked with a number of private clients, constructing and refurbishing high-specification projects in Belgravia, Westminster and Surrey.

In September 2016, TW Construct Ltd was appointed as main contractor on the extension of The Grand Hotel. This project included an additional 100 bedrooms in Roman House and the new Rise Restaurant.

TW Construct Ltd Senior Project Manager, Paul Scott, said:

“Working on this high profile, prestigious project provides us with the opportunity to showcase our expertise and to develop a long-term working relationship with Splendid Hospitality.”

Paul added:

“TW Construct Ltd has an open, friendly, non-adversarial approach to construction and client relationships, always trying to establish the best possible working environment and delivering successful projects on time and within budget.”

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