York Restaurant Week
York Restaurant Week is a celebration of York’s vibrant food and drink scene, offering fantastic savings on some of the city’s best dining experiences. The event is aimed at supporting local businesses by encouraging footfall into the city centre typically during quieter times of the year.
Diners are invited to step outside their comfort zone and try places they haven't visited before. Offers range from afternoon tea to a full three course dinner. It's a great opportunity for those who work in the city to have an affordable lunchtime treat, or for families and friends to dine out together without breaking the bank.
The event has ran three times in the past two years and has proved to be a hit with York residents. Typically 60 to 80 businesses take part each time collectivly offering over 100 promotions on dining experiences. The number of vouchers downloaded during event and the resulting value for particpating hospitality businesses are shown below. The most recent event was unfortunately interrupted by covid restrictions but was still able to go ahead.
|April 2019||5,770 voucher downloads||worth a value of £77,820|
|March 2020||9,125 voucher downloads||worth a value of £107,625|
|October 2020||7,432 voucher downloads||worth a value of £93,030|
For obvious reasons, Restaurant Week has not yet been able to take place during 2021, however we’re optimistic and excited that the event will be able to return later in the year.
"Last year Restaurant Week was a very useful event, which gave us the platform to get locals to come and give us a try and helped us to put our name out there. I believe it is a fantastic opportunity for local people to come and sample some of the best restaurants in the City." Tarik Abdeladin, Owner and Chef at Los Moros
"Monday to Thursday of the week our food sales were up 100% each day. It worked incredibly well. Consider running twice a year." Kate Latham, Co-Owner of Pairings Wine Bar
If you're a restaurant owner or manager and want to find out how you can get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like foodie photography check out some of the tasty pics on our social media channels #YorkRestaurantWeek and #YRW20
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