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Ilkley Café’s makeover and relaunch with a wine lounge

Café J on The Grove rebranded to J Reserve

Café J on The Grove in Ilkley has been well-established for over ten-years and has now undergone a full makeover complete with an impressive granite-topped bar.

Known for its homecooked Yorkshire dishes, as well as hosting themed chefs’ nights, café owner, Julie Mountain, has announced that it will be rebranding to join forces with the popular restaurant next door. Julie is delighted that, “After a stunning makeover in Café J, we have decided it is time to bring our sister venues together and rebrand as entirely J Reserve.”

As well as the existing restaurant and canopy terrace at J Reserve, customers can now enjoy The Lounge and The Garden in the former Café J. “The restaurant now benefits from different spaces, each with their own character and feel, making us a unique venue in the town”, Julie adds.

J Reserve are also excited to announce the launch of The Wine Lounge at J Reserve, which is a cosy, pop-up wine bar that will be hosted by their resident wine specialist, Ross Tackley. The Wine Lounge will be offering a superb selection of wines and other drinks, as well as small plates to enjoy with friends.

The Wine Lounge will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, and it is launching this Friday 8th October from 5pm!

To check opening hours and latest news please go to or find them on Facebook, or call 01943 816989 for reservations or 01943 601131 for The Wine Lounge.


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