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A 1920s-style ‘Speakeasy’ bar and restaurant is coming to York

A 1920s-style Speakeasy bar is coming to York city centre.

Yorkshire Soul Bar & Kitchen has submitted a licence application to open a restaurant and bar in Feasegate, which has been approved by City Of York Council.

York Mix has reported that Yorkshire Soul is planned to open at number 10 Feasegate, which has been empty for some years.

It will feature a ground floor traditional American-Italian restaurant “done in a classic 1920-1940s theme, serving traditional Italian fayre the way mamma used to make.”

The basement will hold a secret ‘back room’ bar and restaurant set in a speakeasy style.

Owner Charlie Hudson started Yorkshire Soul in 2018. She says their first city centre venue will be
“Dedicated to the education of food and drink, served consistently with excellent service, creating a true five-star experience for our guests.”

The restaurant will have breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper menus, and open from 9am to midnight, with alcohol served from noon.

They are also planning live music: “This could be a fiddle or accordion player in the restaurant, acoustic musicians in The Hi Ho Club, lounge singers or no more than a three-piece jazz band.”

Yorkshire Soul has more than 35 years experience between the team, and have said – “Their passion and commitment creates an inclusive atmosphere full of spirit and plenty of Yorkshire Soul.”

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