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New Restaurant Launches at The Grand, York: Find Out More about Fine-Dining at Legacy

The Grand York Building
Eat and Drink
August 2022
Reading time 4 Minutes

From fine-dining to a classic afternoon tea or al fresco dishes, there are plenty of options for dining at The Grand, York

Award winning five-star hotel, The Grand, York stands proudly within the city’s historic walls, where the Grade II-listed building boasts original marble floors, oak panelling and elegant sweeping stone staircases. The building was the former home of the North Eastern Railway headquarters and retains its feel of grandeur. Just a short walk from many of York’s historic gems, The Grand prides itself on its idyllic location, attentive service and dedication to delivering impeccable experiences to its guests. With bright and spacious bedrooms and suites where tradition meets contemporary, there truly is something for everyone.
bedroom in a hotel

The Grand is proud to announce the launch of the city’s new fine-dining restaurant, Legacy. Housed within the historic building, Legacy offers an iconic setting with a modern British- and Yorkshire-inspired menu alongside an exceptional wine list. Head Chef, Ahmed Abdalla, has created a menu which is dedicated to local provenance and showcases classic Yorkshire produce with a modern twist.

I am inspired by the processes of the pioneers of York’s past; those individuals who turned their imagination into reality, which can now be seen in iconic buildings, revolutionary railways and the heritage of this great city’ says Ahmed. ‘I am delighted by the opportunity to look at things through a new lens, delivering traditional ingredients in an exciting new style whilst fully utilising the great produce Yorkshire has to offer.’

The restaurant’s expertly-designed interior pays homage to the pioneering spirit of the inspiring engineers and architects of York’s past, and the restaurant boasts innovative cuisine with locality, sustainability and great Northern hospitality at its core.

Alongside Legacy, The Grand has a variety of food and beverage outlets for guests to choose from. The 1906 Lounge Bar offers a selection of classic spirits and cocktails developed by their expert mixologists; guests can dine on AA Rosette-award winning dishes at The Rise restaurant; or choose to dine al fresco on The Terrace with views of the city walls.

afternoon tea
chef making up a plate of food

No stay at this city centre hotel is complete without indulging in a decadent, Condé Nast award-winning afternoon tea, complete with all the trimmings. Little ones can also experience the magic of this quintessentially British tradition in the heart of York, with a children’s afternoon tea also available. At The Grand, afternoon tea includes freshly-made sandwiches, warm baked scones with clotted cream and preserve and an exquisite patisserie selection. For something a little stronger, opt for the iconic Hendrick’s Tipsy G & Tea, Pimm’s afternoon tea or the Sparkling afternoon tea. 

The Grand is also home to a state-of-the-art cookery school, where people of all cooking abilities can take part in immersive and exciting cookery classes, and serene spa facilities, nestled in what were the building’s vaults. 

Experience The Grand, for yourself, where contemporary meets tradition, and elegance and extravagance find a balance. Whether you visit to indulge in afternoon tea on The Terrace, an evening on fine dining in Legacy, or a weekday wind-down in the spa, time at The Grand is time well spent.

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