A stylish restaurant is due to open soon – possibly next month – and it has great river views.
The Boatyard in Bishopthorpe has been serving up takeaway pizza for some months.
But the owners have plans to open it as a bistro, and say they hope to open in November or December.
The team behind it are Peter Mandy and his daughter Brittany, along with Kerrie Cook and her husband Phil.
Kerrie told YorkMix: “The food is going to be bistro style – we are having a seasonal menu and all ingredients will be locally sourced.
“A few of my favourites off the menu are ham hock and chicken terrine, smoked haddock and spring onion fishcake, dry aged burger with pulled pork and rump of lamb.
“Our menu will cater for vegans also.”
They are waiting on their alcohol licence before setting an opening date.
The modern restaurant was built by York Marine Services, which runs a caravan and campsite next to the Ouse at the end of Ferry Lane, Bishopthorpe.
Created on stilts to avoid it being flooded, the restaurant has a fully-glazed front to make the most of the river views, as well as an eco-friendly green roof.
It has 180 seats and outdoor patio tables.
The Boatyard is built on the site of another distinctive restaurant. Originally called L’Octagone, it was opened in 1972.
In a later incarnation, it became Bishops River Chinese Restaurant. But it closed after being inundated with water in the 2002 floods.
The new restaurant has been a long time coming. It received planning permission back in 2009.
In the past few months, it has been serving up takeaway pizzas, which have proved popular with locals.
When they receive their alcohol licence, the Boatyard team have promised to include Yorkshire wine from Yorkshire Heart Vineyard.
We’ll let you know when there’s an official opening date!