Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
11:33 AM 17th October 2020

Cafe 21 To Open In York

Leading Chef and restaurateur, Terry Laybourne, is partnering with Fenwick in York to open an all-day restaurant, Café 21.

Following the ongoing success of Terry’s Café 21 restaurant at Fenwick, Newcastle, the celebrated chef is collaborating once again with the luxury department store to introduce his fabulous food to shoppers, tourists and locals in the Yorkshire capital. The restaurant is due to open on 7th November.

Terry and his team have won many awards including a Michelin Star, Egon Ronay Star, Independent Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, Gold Winner Taste of North East England and Newcomer of the Year. Terry was also made MBE for services to the hospitality industry.

Neil Setterfield, Store Director at Fenwick in York, says:
“We are very much looking forward to the launch of Café 21 in our store. Visitors to Fenwick in Newcastle have been enjoying Terry Laybourne’s great food for almost 15 years and I’m thrilled that visitors to the York store will soon be able to indulge in the same experience. Terry is an expert in his field, and highly regarded in the hospitality industry, so we are privileged that he’s bringing his food to York.”

The existing café is currently undergoing a total refurbishment to provide a light, bright and modern dining space, featuring contemporary lighting, bold colours and curved booth seating.

Fenwick and Terry Laybourne are working together to finesse the Café 21 offering, so diners in York will enjoy exceptional food in a friendly, cheerful and safe setting. The restaurant will be open from morning until early evening, so visitors to the café will be able to take a break from their shopping for everything from a quick barista-made coffee to breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or an early supper.

Terry says:
“This is an exciting time for 21 Hospitality Group and I’m delighted to be once again working with Fenwick to introduce our dining experience to another of their stores. We’ve already collaborated on a number of restaurant projects and it’s a partnership that works very well, so I’m looking forward to bringing our great food to locals and visitors to York.”

All rules on social distancing and mask-wearing for hospitality venues will be strictly adhered to, and the safety of diners and staff in the restaurant will be paramount