Arc to open seventh Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Ilkley

Restaurant and bar group, Arc Inspirations has secured a site in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to open its seventh Banyan Bar & Kitchen.

The company, which has acquired the lease from Wildwood restaurant, plans to refurbish the 5,000 sq ft site, which is situated over two floors, with the opening slated for late October.

Established in 1999 by Martin Wolstencroft and Chris Ure, Arc Inspirations opened its first bar, The Arc in Headingley, Leeds in 2000. Within four years, The Box and Trio Bar & Grill both in Headingley were launched along with Zed (now Kith & Kin) and the Hub in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.

Along with Banyan Bar & Kitchen, the group's other main brands are The Pit with four sites, Manahatta with two outlets, plus single sites branded Kith & Kin, The Box and Trio.