Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort are set to formally open the new York Minster Refectory restaurant on April 6th, as part of their visit to York for the Royal Maundy Service at York Minster.

Their Majesties will tour the new York Minster Refectory restaurant and its grounds with The King unveiling a plaque celebrating the visit and the opening of the new restaurant.

"It is an absolutely unbelievable honour to have The King and The Queen Consort here to open the York Minster Refectory," said Mike Green, a lead partner in the new York Minster Refectory restaurant.

"You hope sometimes in your life that certain things happen - and this is one of them; what an honour.

"When we realised Their Majesties were visiting, we just knew that we had to pull out all the stops to make it happen and to ensure that we had the restaurant and our grounds ready for April 6th."

Fellow partner and restaurateur, Andrew Pern, said: "Mike and I are passionate supporters of The Royal Family and having the York Minster Refectory opened by The King and The Queen Consort will undoubtedly go down as one of the highlights of my career."

The new accessible-to-all brasserie-style restaurant will have daytime and evening dining along with a mixture of smaller function, lounge and private dining options and a daytime takeaway element.

Executive head chef Joshua Brimmell and Andrew Pern oversee York Minster Refectory's menus, food sourcing and hospitality functions.