Former York restaurant to be reborn as tea room, cocktail bar and Speak Easy with live music

Carluccio’s opens in York
Inside what was Carluccio's in St Helen's Square. Photographs: Richard McDougall
13 Sep 2020 @ 5.03 pm
| Food & drink

An exciting new concept is coming to York – by the people who ran one of its most famous venues.

Tokyo Industries is set to take over Carluccio’s in St Helen’s Square.

The company is planning to transform the beautiful building, which was once the old Terry’s Café, into a day-night space featuring a tea room, cocktail bar
and restaurant.

They hope to open the new venue, as yet unnamed, in November.

And they have launched a recruitment campaign with lots of jobs up for grabs.

Party vibes

It closed this summer

Stephanie Powell of Tokyo Industries said on Facebook: “We have taken on the old Terrys Chocolate Orange/Carluccio site and are looking at opening a venue comprising of an Instagrammable tea room with delicious cakes, a cracking cocktail bar, a quality restaurant offering, and a Speak Easy with live music, DJs and party vibes in the evening.”

Tokyo Industries is best known in York for running Fibbers on Toft Green, until it closed in January to make way for a new hotel development.

It also runs lots of other venues, including Boulevard in Manchester and Red’s True Barbecue, which has restaurants in Leeds and Nottingham among other places.

The company is now recruiting for all positions, including front of house, bar staff, management and more. Specialist roles include chocolatier, pastry chef/baker, and cocktail-trained mixologists.

It’s a beautiful place
Carluccio’s opens in York
This is what was the bar on the ground floor

If you are interested send a CV to Stephanie at [email protected] “with a few words as to why you would like to be part of our family”.

She said: “This is a very exciting project and there is nothing more fun than being part of a new opening-creating food and drink menus and shaping a new concept!

“This is your opportunity to have your ideas heard and put your mark on this new venture.”

Carluccio’s on St Helen’s Square closed after the restaurant chain went into administration in March – almost exactly three years after it opened.