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Flood-hit York restaurant reopens after refurb and redesign

02 September 2016 by
Flood-hit York restaurant reopens after refurb and redesign

A restaurant in York that suffered severe damage during the Boxing Day floods last year has reopened with a new look and name.

The Corner Grill House, previously the Sitting Pig, in Walmgate, reopened on 20 August after a renovation and rebrand. The restaurant also has a new bar, seating area and a new menu focusing on good quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Owner Radek Bak told The Caterer that the floods caused approximately £6,000-£7,000 of damage to the venue, but that support from the community had been great and he decided to see it as an opportunity.

He said: "Everybody wanted to help. Everybody was asking if we needed any equipment, or a hand with cleaning progress. I bought the Sitting Pig from the previous owners, the name was never mine, so I took this opportunity to rebrand, change the name and change the menu."

He added that the redesign has attracted new customers, previous regulars have returned to the restaurant, and that he was feeling positive about its future.

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