The nationally-acclaimed Yorkshire chef who was runner-up in BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2016, is preparing to open Grön Kafé in the former Filmore & Union premises in Low Petergate.
The restaurant in the centre of York has been shut for almost a year and will finally go under new ownership in February.
The original Filmore & Union restaurant in Low Petergate closed in May last year and since then the building has been empty, but there are now signs of life emerging from it.
Advertising has gone up on the outside of the building for a Grön Kafe and bar to open.
Grön means ‘green’ in Swedish and the eatery will be offering a menu of vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes created by Matt Healy.
Matt already runs The Foundry at Saw Mill Yard in Leeds and has a Grön at 454, Roundhay Road in Oakwood, Leeds and on their website, Matt says: “People are actively cutting down on their meat consumption and veganism is definitely proving to be a big movement that is going mainstream.”
Inside the venue will feature a moss wall and their mantra “Keep it Clean” in neon lights with space for between six and eight covers down and at least 20 covers upstairs where the kitchen will be.
The building is next to the La Vecchia Scuola Italian restaurant and was formerly home to Filmore & Union.
For more information on Grön Kafe visit www.gronkafe.co.uk/
Photo – Grön Kafe