Two new restaurants to open in York – as a famous name disappears

6 Aug 2020 @ 5.45 pm
| Food & drink

If Eat Out To Help Out has reignited your love of a York restaurant we have some good news – there are two more on the menu.

One is a city centre independent, the other is part of a growing Yorkshire chain, located on the outskirts.

Yakamoz describes itself as a Mediterranean and Turkish Restaurant.

It has just replaced one of the best-known names in York, taking over at the Goodramgate premises of Silvano’s.

Yakamoz on Goodramgate. Photograph: Richard McDougall

Silvano Scanu first opened Silvano’s, serving authentic Italian cuisine, a few doors down on the same street in 1982. It remained there until 1991.

He then opened a restaurant on Cumberland Street, which became the haunt of many of the stars who performed at the neighbouring Grand Opera House.

Silvano moved from York to Leeds in 2008, before opening on Micklegate – that restaurant closed in 2016.

When he opened in what used to be the Lime House on Goodramgate last year, he told the Press that, at the age of 68, he had decided to open one last Silvano’s.

It closed with the lockdown, and never reopened.

Meat feast

Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill is soon to open at Vangarde. Photograph: YorkMix

Further out, a branch of Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill is getting set to open at Vangarde Shopping Park.

It is being fitted out in the unit in front of the community stadium that used to house Giraffe, which closed last June.

Estabulo is a growing chain which already has six outlets in Yorkshire and one in Darlington.

According to its website, the restaurant celebrates “the feast and festivity of the Brazilian Rodizio.

“We offer unlimited table-side service of eight cuts of meat for lunch and 15 cuts of meat for dinner, unlimited sides, gourmet salad bar and Brazilian hot buffet all for a fixed price”.

Lunch is £18.95 and dinner £28.95. Children up to four years old eat free, those aged five to eight eat for £6.50, and for those aged nine to 13, it’s £13.50.

No date has been set for its opening as yet. Owners have applied for an alcohol licence to which responses must be in by 2 September.

Its hours are set to be midday to 11pm seven days a week.