York Restaurant Week is back – ready to serve up tasty deals from £5! Here’s what you need to know

8 Sep 2020 @ 1.02 pm
| Food & drink

Good news, foodies! York Restaurant Week is coming back.

Having already enjoyed a successful week in March, it will return from 12-18 October.

Organised by the York BID (Business Improvement District), York Restaurant Week was set up to encourage people to eat out during a quieter time of year. 

Diners can choose from offers ranging from afternoon tea to a full three course dinner.

And there are set prices: £5, £10, £15 or £20.

It’s a chance for those who work in the city to try different places at lunchtime, or an affordable way for families and friends to dine out together.

Asked to return

Appetite’s at the ready… Photograph: Ella Olsson

BID business manager Chris Bush co-ordinates the event. He said: “We had an extremely successful event in March, with over 9,000 vouchers downloaded from the website, with a monetary value of £107,625.

“Some businesses asked us to consider running this event twice a year, and with the hardships that Covid has brought to the hospitality sector, we are pleased to be in a position to do so.”

The event forms part of the Taste of York activities celebrating the great food producers and hospitality of Yorkshire and supports the city’s wider marketing recovery strategy formulated by City of York Council and being implemented by Make It York.

Applications are open now for levy-paying bars, cafés, restaurants, pubs, hotels and street food vendors to get involved.

More than 60 businesses participated in the March event, and the BID hope to match this success again. Businesses can register to take part here.

All the offers will be online a couple of weeks before the event starts, including details of all participating venues and fixed price menus of either £5, £10, £15 or £20.

There is no limit to the amount of offers they can access, and vouchers are completely free to download.