Galtres Lodge, an independently owned hotel in the centre of York, has unveiled a new dining area and spring menu as it prepares to reopen doors to its Forest restaurant for the first time since lockdown.
From Monday 12 April, locals and visitors to York will once again be able to enjoy the Forest restaurant, where food will be served in a brand new, outside dining space, called the Secret Garden.
Located in a “charming courtyard”, the 12-bedroom hotel said guests will be able to dine under “twinkling fairy lights, with warming heaters and overhead cover”.
Ahead of its reopening, the restaurant has revealed a seasonal new menu for spring, which features a mix of British classics, as well as some more exclusive dishes with options ranging from the “Whole Yorkshire Hog” for starter, to the “Whitby and Bridlington Crab Thermidor” for the main course.
Forest will be reopening for outside service from 12 April with inside service and stays at the hotel expected to resume from 17 May. A temporary takeaway service for Forest will also continue to operate, whilst a reduced number of tables are available for customers.
Rebecca Hill, owner of Galtres Lodge Hotel, said: “The unprecedented closure of our hotel and restaurant has of course been enormously disappointing. However, we’ve worked hard to make the most of the situation by using this time as an opportunity to refurbish some of our public spaces, so that guests will have an even more enjoyable (and COVID-safe) experience when we reopen.
“We look forward to welcoming guests back to Galtres Lodge and the Forest restaurant and aim to offer them the perfect location from which to enjoy all that York has to offer.”