All-day café bar group Loungers has announced the opening date for its new Altrincham outlet in the unit formerly occupied by Bistrot Pierre.
The new George Street venue, to be called Oppio Lounge, will open on Wednesday April 19th with the creation of 25 jobs.
Loungers is currently transforming the site, which was occupied by Bistrot Pierre from 2016 until its closure in January, into a “retro-inspired retreat, with a nod to a glamorous bygone era”.
The formerly Gallic-themed restaurant is being replaced by heavily patterned wallpapers and tiling, stripped wooden floors, oversized vintage sofas, eclectic artwork and statement wall and pendant lighting.
It’ll be open from 9am seven days a week, with an all-day menu featuring everything from tapas and salads to burgers and buttermilk fried chicken.
Vegans and those wanting a gluten-free diet will have their very own menus, and there’ll be a selection of games, books, colouring pencils and pads on offer for children.
Gemma Irwin, Community Manager at Loungers, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Loungers to Altrincham.
“Our Lounges strive to put community at the heart of hospitality and our teams always go the extra mile to make a difference.
“They are actively encouraged to connect with their communities by working with local groups, charities, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the fabric of local life. We are very much looking forward to welcoming local residents to Altrincham Lounge.”
Founded in 2002 by three friends – Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop – Loungers says it combines elements of restaurant, British pub and coffee shop culture.
Lounges in the Manchester area include Navarro in the city centre, Benito in Chorlton, Bevano in Urmston and Expo in Didsbury.