September 16, 2021

York’s newest wonder bar and tea rooms now open

Following last night’s VIP launch, Impossible York is now officially open, bringing a totally new drinking and dining experience to the city, set across its three floors in York’s St Helen’s Square. 

Located in the historical Terry’s of York building, Impossible York breathes new life into the incredible property, complete with ground floor tea room and brasserie and opulent first floor cocktail bar. 

The VIP launch of Impossible York saw a host of Movers & Shakers from York City football club, local businesses, influencers and celebrities in attendance including Georgia Steel, Jorgie Porter, Jazz franks and Appollonia Lewellyn. 

Guests dined on the scrumptious Yorkshire meets Bavaria menu whilst sipping artisan cocktails. 

Impossible York is now taking booking for all three of its floors, with the ground floor tea room and brasserie complete with stunning original chocolatiers feature window displays, giving plenty of nods to the original occupants of the building, Terry’s of York. 

The exceptional tea room will serve indulgent afternoon teas and sweet delights, championing local suppliers, alongside show-stopping specially imported coloured coffees, with chocolates and coffee also available to purchase for takeaway. 

The brasserie complete with open kitchen will serve British-Bavarian dishes to suit all occasions, the all-encompassing menu champions local produce with local butchers and local bakery, Bluebird Bakery. A beautifully crafted central island bar will serve classic cocktails, all with added flair to tantalise the senses. 

The hearty brasserie menu features winter warmers with scrumptious mains, flatbreads, shears and topped fries. 

Highlights include Yorkshire Venison Burger, pretzel bun, smoked cheddar, treacle bacon, celeriac slaw, The Wurst, Frankfurter, Jagermeister pulled pork, gherkins, sauerkraut, mustard cheese, currywurst sauce, Butternut Squash & Spring Onion Strudel, bird-eye chilli pesto, sesame and spinach, Spicy Nduja Sausage Flatbread, chorizo, mozzarella and chilli oil and Frankfurter Sausage Topped Fries, mustard cheese sauce, caramelized onions. 

Perfect for sharing, guests can indulge in Fondue, Frankfurter bites, chipolatas, jalapenos and flatbread, all served with smoked cheese dip and a Whole Camembert, served with rosemary bread, celeriac and truffle slaw, juniper and red onion chutney. 

Sumptuous desserts include Black Forest Choux Bun, cherries, chocolate, mascarpone, smoked syrup, Berliner Donuts, served with a choice of sauce (chocolate orange, raspberry & salted caramel) and Yorkshire Parkin, poached pear, rosemary caramel, walnut and stem ginger custard. 

On the first floor, a glamorous cocktail bar complete with plush booths and horse-shoe stage for entertainment, serving an inspiring drinks menu with signature Impossible York cocktails. 

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. 

The menu itself will also add nods to its former life, with Terry’s Chocolate Orange desserts and drinks. 

Supporting local drinks suppliers, Impossible York will also work closely with York Gin to supply premium gins of the menu, including the Chocolate & Orange, inspired by the World-famous Terry’s of York. 

Chris Bateson, Operations Director at Impossible York said: “We’re overjoyed to be finally open and ready to welcome in guests. This project has been a real labour of love for us and to see it finally complete is really exciting. We look forward to seeing everyone’s reactions to the venue.” 

Stephanie Powell, General Manager at Impossible York added: “We’ve been working non stop behind the scenes to get everything ready and we’re really pleased with our final food and drink menus which offer premium dining all year round.”

Impossible York is phase one of a £3m investment project by Aaron Mellor’s Tokyo Industries, with a hotel, multiple roof terraces and speakeasy in the pipeline for 2021. Impossible York is now open under Covid Secure Tier 2 restrictions. 

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