Loungers, the West Country based restaurant/café/bar group is opening a brand-new site in West Bridgford on Wednesday 19th December 2018. Portello Lounge will open on Central Avenue, creating 25 jobs for local people.
Loungers have spent £750k transforming the site into a family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreat, where eclectic artwork and quirky curios sit next to oversized vintage sofas and old school benches, strikingly painted table tops and statement lighting, in Loungers’ eclectic style.
Particular attention has been paid to families – there is a fine selection of games, books, colouring pencils and pads, a full menu just for little Loungers and high chairs and baby-change facilities.
Phil Kinsella, operations manager, Loungers, said “We can’t wait to get in and get going at Portello Lounge and become involved in the community who we hope will love lounging as much as we do.”
A community notice board is available for those wanting to publicise events and a book swap area is kept well stocked. The team will also be holding regular fund-raising events as part of their commitment to making a difference in the community. With this in mind the team has chosen to support a local charitable cause, The Friary, who work locally to end homelessness; their mission is “We empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support.” The cause strikes a chord with the Portello Lounge team, who will raise funds by donating 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee sold during the first month of trading.
Portello Lounge will cater for all tastes throughout the day. Whether you’re looking for the best coffee in town, a business lunch with colleagues or a lazy all-day brunch, Portello Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The all-day menu features everything from an array of tapas and the famous Hero burger to Tin Pan Louie’s beef chilli, packed paninis and the best mac and cheese you’ve ever tasted… or there’s the ever-changing specials menu. Little Loungers, vegans and those favouring a gluten-free diet are well catered for with their very own menus.