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The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

AA Notable Wine List 2017-18
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Grand railway hotel with contemporary dining

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Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

The UK’s grand old Edwardian edifices are often ideal candidates for reinvention as upmarket hotels, and such is the case with the former HQ of the North Eastern Railway. Hard by the city's ancient walls, today's luxurious establishment seamlessly blends opulent original features with the sort of swish facilities we have come to expect in the 21st-century – stylish bedrooms, a glossy spa, and an elegant cocktail bar to set the mood for up-to-date dining in Hudson's, a brasserie-style venue with a sophisticated sheen and professional service to match. Head chef Craig Atchinson and his team turn out contemporary, well-crafted dishes with a local flavour, and present-day cooking techniques deployed to full effect. Torched mackerel might be partnered with pork belly, apple, kohlrabi and mackerel broth in a well-judged starter, or go for a classic chicken liver parfait with red port, pickled onion, pear and spiced bread. At main course stage, loin and shoulder of salt-aged lamb could arrive alongside parsnip, brassica and pickled capers, while a fishy alternative could see stone bass served with langoustine, fennel, buckwheat and langoustine bisque. Finish on a local note with poached Yorkshire rhubarb with buttermilk custard, elderflower and toasted oats.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Craig Atchinson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 137
  • Wines by the glass: 5

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32
  • Off-site parking available: NCP Tanner Row

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32

Getting here

A1 junction 47, A59 signed York, Harrogate and Knaresborough. Hotel in city centre, near station

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