New Restaurant Venture Announced for Gainsborough
Plans for a stylish new restaurant
and bar opening in Gainsborough have been unveiled this week.
The Forge Restaurant
and Bar, which will be situated at the
ground floor of Gainsborough’s Travelodge Hotel is planned to open in time for
Christmas. The couple behind the popular Cream Café at Marshall’s Yard as well
as the former Root Café at the centre, Mette and Michael Robinson, are taking
on this exciting new venture.
Mette and Michael are now
working with the interior design team to create a brand-new restaurant space
with a modern and contemporary feel. The restaurant will have space for 120
covers along with a stunning outdoor seating area for alfresco dining.
The new restaurant and bar
will be serving up a delicious menu of modern British food with European
influences for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With good quality locally sourced
food and beverages at the core of the menu, The Forge Restaurant and Bar will be
bringing something new to the food scene in Gainsborough.
As well as a delicious
food menu the couple plan to have on offer an extensive selection of craft beers,
lagers, wines and cocktails to enjoy with or without food.
Mette and Michael have
been serving up great food and a warm welcome in Gainsborough for more than a
decade now, both at Cream and Root at Marshall’s Yard.
They decided to close Root
and will be focussing on The Forge Restaurant and Bar on Market Street as well
as Cream at Marshall’s Yard.
Mette said: “We are
passionate about serving delicious, healthy and wholesome food which is sourced
locally with good quality ingredients. We are still working on the menu but we are
confident we will deliver an extensive range of choice showcasing British
classics with a modern twist; from breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a range of
vegetarian and vegan options as well as meat and fish.
“We’ll be incorporating an
impressive selection of desserts on the menu with some signature dishes to come.
We want to create a lovely and relaxed dining out venue but also somewhere
people can meet up and enjoy a drink. We are really excited about the new
venture and delighted to have this opportunity here in Gainsborough where we
have been part of the business community for more than a decade.”
The new ground floor
restaurant and the Travelodge Hotel have been developed by Dransfield
Properties working in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, who has
supported the development through grant funding. The hotel opened in November
last year and the new restaurant is planned to open before Christmas.
Development surveyor at
Dransfield Properties Dave Hale said: “The new restaurant will really transform
this part of the town and we are delighted to be working with Mette and Michael
on their new venture.
“The restaurant will have
a modern contemporary feel with a touch of industrial heritage and will
definitely have the wow factor and bring something new and different to
Cllr. Giles McNeill, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, commented:
“It’s fantastic that we’re not getting a chain restaurant in the Gainsborough
Travelodge, but a local restaurant, run by local people. If the breakfast’s at
Cream are anything to go by guests at the hotel will be in for a treat from the
moment they wake up in the morning!
“The food too at Root was also always superb and so I am confident that
The Forge will become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike in
the town centre; really improving the offer on Market Street.
“It’s another step in the right direction to building a brighter future
for Gainsborough and West Lindsey.”
up to date with news of opening events, dates and menus follow the Forge Bar and
Restaurant on facebook fb.me/forgerestaurantandbar
Picture shows Mette (centre) with Dave Hale and Alison Shipperbottom from Dransfield Properties at a special key handover of the new unit.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644