Chain operators submit plans for new restaurants in York city centre

UK restaurant chain Joe’s Kitchen and Loungers, a Bristol-based café-bar chain, have submitted applications to York council, both outlets plan to bring all-day, late-night dining to York city centre.

Joe’s kitchen is set to open in the former Café Rouge building, next to the Mansion, on Coney Street. The “casual, down-to-earth” restaurant inspired by London’s Borough Market is run by The Restaurant Group, owner of over 500 ‘casual dining’ restaurants and pubs in the UK.

According to a report in The York Mix, an application has been submitted to City of York Council for a licence to operate Joe’s Kitchen on Coney Street from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 12.30am, with alcohol sales running from 10am to midnight.

Loungers Ltd, has applied to York council for a licence for the former Macdonalds Furniture store on Fossgate Street. They already have planning permission to turn the former cinema into a restaurant, with four new homes to be built behind it.

The company plan to open its 14th Cosy Club restaurant inside the 1911 York building and will open from 8am daily, closing at midnight on Sunday-Wednesday, with a 12.30am finish on Thursday to Saturday. Alcohol would be served from 10am to half an hour before closing time.




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