Following a string of new openings despite the pandemic, including new burger joint Solita, York is set to get a brand new boujee cocktail bar – and it’s opening this week.
Taking a different approach to sister bar Impossible MCR, Impossible York will transform the iconic Terry’s building into a stunningly opulent cocktail bar, restaurant and tearoom – with a stage for performances which will bring the building back to life.
The new bar will span across two floors, offering indulgent afternoon tea on the ground floor, and Bavarian-style food at their first floor brasserie and cocktail bar. There’ll be plenty of nods to the building’s history, too, with Terry’s Chocolate Orange flavoured cocktails and desserts gracing the menu.
Dishes at the brasserie will include British-Bavarian fusions such as Jagermeister pulled pork, frankfurter, Yorkshire venison burger, fondue and even an Nduja flatbread. The interiors of Impossible York have been designed with the heritage of the building in mind, complete with original wooden panelling, made in the same wood that created the stunning interiors of the RMS Titanic, striking glass domed ceiling, antique gold details and luxurious fabrics.
Chris Bateson, Operations Director at Impossible York said: “We’re thrilled to finally announce the date we’ll be opening our doors and welcoming in guests. This has been a tough year for hospitality in general, and we’re proud to be opening Impossible York during these testing times, helping to bolster the city’s economy and providing 150 jobs for locals.”
Stephanie Powell, General Manager at Impossible York added: “It’s been a real labour of love to restore this beautiful building and also pay homage to its incredible past. We hope once more it can become a well-loved establishment within the York community offering a place to drink and dine all year round.”
Bookings are currently open to those currently in tier 2, and you can find out more here.