Lunch served - 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 7 days a week
Afternoon Tea served - 12:00pm - 3:45pm, 7 days a week
Dinner served - 6:00pm - 9:30pm, 7 days a week
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Rise Restaurant Terrace & Bar
The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar offers modern British cuisine, with locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes. The open kitchen and spacious setting creates an immersive and social dining experience for guests.
Committed to serving the best seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients, the menu offers a Yorkshire twist on British favourites from our expert chefs. Diners can also expect local beers and ales, a hand-selected wine offering, and signature cocktails.
There’s nowhere quite like The Grand when it comes to Afternoon Tea. Presented on a silver stand, our elaborate tower of savoury and sweet treats is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Take in stunning views of the city walls in The Rise Restaurant as you indulge in Afternoon Tea, with optional Prosecco, Champagne and Gin & Tonic upgrades, perfect for special occasions.
Afternoon Tea is served daily, 12:00 - 15:45
Lunch is served daily, 12:30 - 14:30
Dinner is served daily, 18:00 - 21:30
Please note that for bookings of 8 guests or more, we require a £10 per person deposit, payable by calling the restaurant on 01904 380038.
We had a lovely time when we visited for afternoon tea. It was beautifully served and tasted really good. As my husband is disabled we were especially delighted with the way the staff dealt with our difficulties. Special mention for Daniel who met us at the door and dealt with our car and the wheelchair.
A wonderful experience from start to finish!
Amazing service, thank you! This was a family treat arranged for my mother in law’s 70th birthday. I organised for a bunch of flowers to be delivered to be waiting on the table for her the day before but this was no bother - from other places I’ve been I would have expected this to be a major headache and to have to keep reminding but everything was taken care of. Dietary requirements (and my fussiness over fruit scones!) taken care of and prepared for in advance. Considering all this extra service, the lovely building and no restrictions on hot drink refills or time at the table - £25.50 is very good value and we will definitely be recommending to others!
Appreciate the effort for my girlfriend’s 21st bday so much!
Very nice traditional afternoon tea
Thank you for a fabulous stay , beautiful meal, and much needed relaxing spa and massage. Everything is top notch , thanks to all the staff
Our afternoon tea was a lovely way to spend an afternoon catching up with friends. Thoroughly enjoyable and delicious in a refined yet relaxed setting.
Staff in particular were very attentive, polite and good to the extent of a waitor bringing over a cushion for my heavily pregnant sister off their own accord!!
This was the worst afternoon tea service I have ever experienced. There was a 40 minute wait to finally flag a server down to inquire where our tea service was. The restaurant only had one other table occupied and they hadn't been serviced either. The tea menu is very small and generic. The sandwiches were appalling- think a slice of ham on some white bread. The scones were warm but dry and crumbly. The clotted cream was so cold, it took two hands to try to cut some off to spread on a scone that immediately just crumbled into tiny pieces. The jam came in one flavor and in a generic jar. We eventually were able to find someone again to get our bill and the server pointed out where to leave a tip. Appalling lack of service coupled with half hearted food means we will not return. Please go somewhere if you enjoy a good tea service.
Excellent choice, but had to ask Staff for extra Coffee and Hot Water, a surprise that they did not check on our status! Disappointed at location for Afternoon Tea in area adjacent to the main dining areas, due to a group being there! Other customers were in the lounge area for casual meal and drinks! Will still recommend though!
Amazing food, location and so much food for the price!
Well looked after through tea
Fantastic food, a lovely atmosphere and the staff the great! Would definitely recommend!
My elderly, disabled parents were made to climb stairs as the lift up to the Rise was for "wheelchair users only". Service was extremely slow and the excuse given was "staff were probably still hung over from new years eve"! The restaurant was cold, both my parents sat with outer wear clothes on. The afternoon tea I had booked was very basic and uninspired. I was appalled at the whole experience. As a 4-5* I expected much better. I will not be returning or advising any one I know to visit.
All the staff very helpful we will be seeing you again
Staff were efficient, polite and attentive. An enjoyable experience.
Excellent service but really disappointed with the area where it was served. I really think a 5star hotel should have white tablecloths for afternoon tea. I know we didn't want mustard but the ham and cheese and cucumber sandwiches were lack lustre-no garnish Sausage roll, scones and cakes delicious. All in all disappointed and as a York resident I would not come again as you have serious competition in York.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea was great. The scones were amazing
I imagined it would be a 5 star experience. Restaurant itself was a lovely room.,The table setting was Pizza Express. No tablecloths, unnecessary wooden cutlery perches, limited choice cuisine was unspectacular. Breakfast was very Premier Inn. I suspect the mushrooms came out of a tin, bacon was soggy and tomatoes were tasteless. Avoided it on the second day. I can however recommend the porridge which was good. The service did not delight me either. It was perfunctory - no real human connection. A great chef once told me that serve staff need to be like gazelles on Red Bull. He’s not wrong. Incidentally, the last time I stayed in a Premier Inn (Bolton) I actually was delighted!!!
We had the best visit. Service was excellent and made special for my husbands birthday with a personalised card and dessert. The decor was stunning at Christmas and the food was delicious. We can’t wait to return again
All very relaxed and friendly. Only point of observation was that they asked if we'd booked a 'gluten-free' afternoon tea in advance because it would take longer to prepare. We hadn't. But only because the online booking system didn't ask! And the option to choose 'gluten-free' is there in the menus we were provided with. No suggestion that it should have been ordered in advance.
Fabulous staff and Chefs. I am dairy free and the menu was adapted for me without making me feel that I was strange or a pain . Lovely evening one of the best New Years eves we have ever had. Thank you so very much x
Lovely afternoon tea with superb service.
A fantastic experience! Really enjoyable with fantastic service & food Big thank you
Beautiful place to stay for Christmas. We really enjoyed our time there. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We could not fault the whole experience - it was wonderful.