Hospitality operator The Malhotra Group has invested £1.5m in a new Newcastle venue called Leila Lily’s, which houses a bar, restaurant and nightclub all under one roof.
Located on Newcastle’s exclusive Grey Street, Leila Lily’s covers two floors, with the bar and restaurant at street level and a Studio 54-style club lounge called 212@Leila Lily’s in the basement.
The theatrically-designed restaurant and bar area is heavily garlanded with flowers and boasts a rich colour scheme of forest green, rose gold and blush pink, with bespoke fittings and fixtures.
Leila Lily’s team of chefs, led by Ronald Robson, have created a series of menus encompassing everything from canapés to main meals. Diners are entertained by live music from pianists and saxophonists, while a curtained area off the main bar can be privately hired for drinks parties and celebrations.
Malhotra Group also worked closely with Newcastle City Council and Heritage England to restore the site’s exterior, cleaning its stonework and renovating the marble and granite.
Head of operations Simon Wright said: “The concept behind Leila Lily’s is opulence. It’s supremely stylish but not at the expense of substance.
“Our menus, for example, are bound in pink velvet but, as lovely as they are, the food is better – the finest ingredients, freshly and expertly cooked and imaginatively and beautifully presented.
“We are very much aiming this at a sophisticated clientele – it’s where they can drink cocktails after work and then enjoy a superb meal. Guests can then dance the night away and, if they really want to end the evening in style, stay overnight in our Grey Street Hotel and be pampered in the spa. It’s five experiences in one place and nowhere else offers that.”