Restaurateur Des McDonald has taken his first steps into York’s restaurant scene with the opening of The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace in the city’s Royal York Hotel.
Executive chef Nick Evans will head the 160-cover restaurant.
He said: “Yorkshire has some of the finest produce on offer, so it makes complete sense to use some of the best of them in our dishes.
“It becomes a much more exciting offering; the menu will change according to the seasons and will be packed with dishes that we know our guests will enjoy. We’re proud to be championing local suppliers so that we can create the ultimate Yorkshire dining experience.”