Leading northern bar operator Arc Inspirations has opened the doors to its new Banyan Bar & Restaurant venue in Newcastle.
The former Jamie’s Italian site underwent an extensive £1.5m refurbishment, and spans over 10,000 sq ft across two floors.
The new venue presents a “chic dining environment”, serving quality, locally-sourced food alongside an “innovative” cocktail menu.
Banyan Newcastle is the ninth Banyan Bar & Restaurant to open in the north of England, joining the company’s core brands, Manahatta and The Box.
Martin Wolstencroft, chief executive of Arc Inspirations, said: “We’re delighted to have finally opened the doors to our first-ever bar in Newcastle.
“We see this as a perfect location and a great starting point for us to further build on our award-winning portfolio, as we continue to invest in our core brands Manahatta, Banyan Bar & Kitchen and The Box.”