A BRAND new 'Rock n Roll' themed restaurant, set up by two brothers with other venues around the country, is set to open in York this week.

George and Jimmy Craig, originally from Helmsley, are to open the new Jimmy's bar and restaurant in the old Café Rouge building situated in Low Petergate in the city on Friday (April 30).

A spokesperson for Jimmy's, which already operates two venues in Liverpool and Manchester, said: "Initially we will be launching at midday, where we can welcome you into our courtyard and front pavement spaces for all-day dining and drinks, kicking off with our famous brunch, leading into the evening Rock ‘N’ Roll BBQ menu.

"As restrictions gradually ease towards normality we look forward to introducing everyone into our atmospheric restaurant and bar areas from May 17."

Jimmy's will serve food and drinks until 11.30pm Sunday to Thursday and until 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

To book a place at the new Jimmy's in York, visit the website at: https://jimmys.group/ or the 'ResDiary' page.

The new venue sparked controversy with neighbouring properties in the city, who expressed their concern that the new bar would attract "hordes of drinkers" which may cause issues with noise in the area.

However, the family owners of Jimmy's insisted that the bar would not be a live music venue and the council withdrew its objection for plans for the new restaurant after negotiations with the duo - and the plans were approved in March.

One of the owners, George, said that the company expects to create up to 15 jobs - with the hope of creating more employment opportunities for locals going forward.