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Martino Lounge now open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

Martino Lounge now open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

Martino Lounge now open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

25 August 2023

 A new trendy café bar Martino Lounge is now open at Sanderson Arcade shopping centre in Morpeth, marking the first of the Lounges chain to open in the North East.

The former Laura Ashley shop has been transformed into a retro-inspired retreat, with a nod to a glamorous bygone era. Heavily patterned wallpapers, tiling and stripped wooden floors feature alongside oversized vintage sofas, upholstered lounge chairs, eclectic artwork and statement wall and pendant lighting, creating a variety of cosy and elegant drinking and dining areas to choose from. The new café bar also features an impressive, large-scale mural behind the bar featuring historical figure, Emily Davison, who had close family links with Morpeth.

A real home-from-home, Martino Lounge caters for all tastes throughout the day with a varied and innovative all-day menu.  Whether it’s a coffee with friends, a long lazy brunch with family or a relaxed dinner and drinks, Martino Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind in good company. 

The all-day menu features everything from tapas and salads to burgers and buttermilk fried chicken, with vegans and those favouring a gluten-free diet well catered for with their very own menus.  

Particular attention has been paid to families with a selection of games, books, colouring pencils and pads on offer.  A full menu, highchairs and baby-changing facilities are also available for Little Loungers with the venue also being dog friendly. 

With community and neighbourhood at its heart, Martino Lounge will welcome locals looking for a welcoming and relaxed space for regular catch ups, meetings and events – everything from business networking, book or knitting clubs to parent and baby meets and life drawing classes. 

Gemma Irwin, Community Manager at Loungers, says: “We’re so looking forward to opening the doors of Martino Lounge.  We hope our family friendly environment and top-notch food and drink offering will prove popular with local residents.   

“We’re passionate about integrating genuinely into the communities we serve so we’re looking forward to meeting everyone and to playing our part at the heart of Morpeth’s food and drink scene.  Anyone looking for a space to host events or groups should pop in once we’re open, we’d love to hear from them and see what we can do to help.” 

Martino Lounge is the 198th opening for Loungers and will create 25 new jobs in Morpeth, with a range of front- and back-of-house roles currently available. 

The new arrival will strengthen the leisure and hospitality offering at Sanderson Arcade - the centre is already home to Barluga, coffee shop Central Bean and the independent café Morpeth Larder. 

Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, Lottie Thompson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Martino Lounge to our centre. The interior looks fantastic and we’re confident Morpeth diners are going to love the food that’s on offer.

“We wish the team every success.”

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Pic Caption:- The team at Martino Lounge


For further information, contact:

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644