First look: Brothers open York bar and restaurant mixing British food with exotic cocktails

Inside Cut & Chase on Goodramgate
31 May 2016 @ 7.16 pm
| Food & drink

Two brothers are opening a new restaurant and bar in York.

Wes and Joel Taylor, originally from Lancashire, will open Cut & Chase on Goodramgate on Wednesday (1 June).

It is housed in the premises formerly belonging to the Kafeneion café – although the interior has been completely redesigned.

The new venue will open from 10am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday and from 10am to midnight on Saturday.

It will mainly serve modern British foods such as chicken and steak, as well as cocktails made by Joel.

Head chef Mike Cummings told YorkMix: “What’s going to be different is how we serve it – and we want everything to be homemade.”

Cut & Chase

39 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS

Sun-Thurs 10am-11pm; Fri & Sat 10am-midnight


The Cut & Chase team, including Joel and Wes Taylor (left) and head chef Mike Cummings (right)
The Cut & Chase team, including Joel and Wes Taylor (left) and head chef Mike Cummings (right). Photographs: Jack Gevertz
The restaurant has a modern look
The restaurant has a modern look
From here diners can see through to the kitchen
From here diners can see through to the kitchen

Wes said:

It’s a step up from your pub grub but it’s not quite fine dining either.

It’s something in the middle because we feel there is a niche in the market where people can eat good wholesome foods.



Grub’s up, from brunch on

“There will be British, homemade and traditional dishes from Yorkshire but with a bit of a twist,” Wes added.

“We have some fantastic cocktails and wines, and an offer for people to try something new.”

That offer is a special opening discount: if you book in advance you get 25% off your food bill.

Here's where you can prop up the bar
Here’s where you can prop up the bar

Cut & Chase has a 50 seating capacity and a private dining room for 14.

Prices on the Brunch menu at the restaurant range from £2.55 for a toasted bloomer upwards to £12.95 for a steak and egg breakfast.

Looking through to Goodramgate
Looking through to Goodramgate

Sample menus for lunch and evening meals give a flavour of the dishes on offer – but not the prices, as these were still to be finalised.

Starters include quinoa falafel bites and venison meatballs.

Main courses include the Cut & Chase Grill – a 6oz sirloin steak, quarter duck breast, Sykes House Farm sausage, flat field mushroom with garlic butter, vine ripened tomatoes & free range farm egg.


Two more of the Cut & Chase dishes

Still room for pud? How about an orange & honeycomb cheesecake with a duet of orange & crème anglaise drizzle.

If you just want a drink at the bar, it serves a range of cocktails by mixologist Joel, as well as wine, spirits and beer.

While Cut & Chase officially opens on Wednesday, a private function will try out the restaurant on Tuesday (May 31).