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
- Outside Seating Area
- 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
Afternoon Tea was just like every other venue. Nothing spectacular to make me want to come again. Service very good!
Wonderful afternoon tea. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious. Service absolutely superb. Staff couldn’t do enough. Thoroughly recommended!!
Amazing 30th birthday present from my husband.
Superb meal with family - service and food where absolutely fantastic.
Very helpful kind informative staff & amazing food.
We were a large party of 14 ladies celebrating a hen party. We arrived a little early but our table was ready and we were shown to it. The staff were very attentive and took our drinks orders first and nothing was too much trouble. Then our afternoon tea arrived and it was gorgeous! We had some members of our party with dietary requirements which were catered for without any issues. We could not eat all of our sandwiches and cakes so asked to take them with us. The staff brought us boxes and bags to take our food away and even found a way for us to be able to take the clotted cream for the scones. There was an issue with the bill as the wrong bottle of wine had been put on but this was quickly rectified. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were very polite, including the doorman who watched out for our taxi’s.
I came for afternoon tea as part of a spa day on Sunday afternoon, we had allotted 75 minutes for the afternoon tea before our treatments. The food took 55 minutes to arrive from ordering meaning we were very rushed an unable to finish the food. We told our waiter we had appointments and he said he would ask the spa if the treatments could be pushed back due to the long delay for food. He never came back to us with an answer. We had to package over half of the food to take away so we could make our spa appointments, and my friend and I got home, it turned out that the food had been packaged incorrectly with the gluten free afternoon tea given to the wrong person so we were unable to eat the food when we got home. This was very dissaponting given the amount we spent throughout the day at the grand. There was no real apology for the delay or explanation. The waiter just said “you will have time” in fact we had less than 10 minutes to eat our food.
The head waiter Sahbi was fantastic! The afternoon tea was excellent. This experience was everything we hoped it would be and highly recommend to everyone.
Mum and I had an amazing time. The staff were so welcoming and kind without exception and the afternoon tea was gorgeous. You all made it a very special occasion.
Fantastic meal served by some great staff. We both agreed that it was one of the nicest meals we have been out for and the whole dining experience from initial booking to leaving the restaurant was first class. We will certainly return and recommend to friends and family. Thank you again!!
We had afternoon tea costing £51. Dreadful experience. Food was over an hour arriving. Bread was stale. Complementary glass of champagne was not enough after all the waiting. Can't see us ever going back to the Grand in York.
A pleasant first experience,thank you.👍
Great friendly service, good selection of food and beverages. Enjoyed our time in The Rise and will come back.
Vegetarian afternoon tea not as good as non vegetarian. Therefore, not as good value for money in comparison to the non vegetarian option.
My husband had the soft shell crab and he said it was delicious. As was my main of blade of beef. The service was fantastic , staff all very friendly
The restaurant can only be in existence because of its attachment to the Grand hotel. Our meal was awful. At best this was an amateur attempt. The prawn dish was simply way over cooked, scallops were very bland. For main course we both had the worst cut of pork cooked to shoe leather. Sorry guys it was just dreadful. Your staff - who are on display in the kitchen looked demoralized and unenthusiastic in their work - and it showed on the plate. Buffet breakfast was good as far as a buffet can go .... but spraying gleaning detergents over the food when trying to keep the place looking presentable is seriously unacceptable for food hygiene ...
Our first time and what a treat, staff from doorman to barman were absolutely fantastic, selection of food and drinks excellent We will return ( soon I hope) already recommended to family and friends Thank you
Very poor service, food and experience. Disappointing afternoon tea, not worth your time or money. Go to the Principal iHotel instead, far better.
My wife and myself returned to the Rise restaurant for our 1 year anniversary after spending out mini-moon at the hotel and attending the rise this time last year. We were given a card for our anniversary which was indeed a thoughtful touch. The food was good, however we were a little disappointed to learn that the matched cocktails on the sweet menu had been removed. My wife's copy still had the matched cocktails listed, so we were able to order the matched cocktails with our desserts in the end out of luck. It just seems a shame that something special and seemingly unique about the restaurant had been removed in the matched cocktails, perhaps this could be re-instated or perhaps even extended to other aspects of the menu? Similarly, we have been to the restaurant twice now and have not encountered any live music despite it being listed as a main attraction. I am not sure if this is another features that has perhaps been removed or we are just unlucky? The feel of the restaurant itself is quite nice, yet the lights are perhaps a little bright for my tastes, perhaps dimming them a bit may add to the ambience? That being said the food was good and we did enjoy ourselves!
My only negative was that when I originally tried to book via phone, the woman said they were fully booked and was not very helpful. I then went through the online booking system to find they had various times available. The restaurant was not even half full when we did arrive on the evening. The food was really delicious though and the waiting staff were very friendly.
Our visit was for a 40th birthday celebration. The surroundings were lovely. The food was ok but I was disappointed as I had sent numerous emails with dietary requirements on, all of which were completely ignored on the day, although I had received confirmation of receipt via email. We also had to ask for the alcoholic beverages that went with our afternoon teas - Prosecco and G&T’s. Not the service I would expect. We had a nice time but I wouldn’t recommend you.
Great service, very friendly!
Our booking was changed twice to accommodate a large party, however when we arrived the large party must have left as there were only 2 people in the restaurant. We were told for our inconvenience we would be given a complimentary drink, which I had to ask for, and as it was an early mothers day present the table would have been decorated which it wasn't. The Afternoon Tea was adequate but no offer of refilling the sandwiches unlike other establishments I have had afternoon tea at. We were told a box would be brought so we could take our scones home, but the Tunisian gentleman who had said this must have finished his shift and forgot as I had to ask another member of staff. All in all it was ok