Limerick Strand Hotel Completes Revamp Of Its Bar And Restaurant
The four-star Limerick Strand Hotel has completed a €400,000 revamp of its bar and restaurant.
The new-look River Bar & Restaurant was designed by Millimetre Design and was inspired by the River Shannon.
The water of the Shannon has driven the overall design aesthetics.
The flow, the movement, the teal, and blue tones of the water, mixed with the botanical-inspired theme captured from the trees and foliage lining the river frontage close to the Hotel, are all incorporated into the redesign.
Autumnal colours of burnt orange, rich walnut timbers, amber, and gold features are observed in the revamped space, giving a sense of energy and luxury to the open-plan layout.
Elements of nature can be observed through the feature trees and foliage, the botanical-inspired wall-coverings, and the tree-inspired screens and trestles placed around the environment.
The movement of the river water has inspired the materials used, from the luxurious carpet, the natural stones, to the wallcoverings and fabrics.
Mirrors are utilised to showcase the reflective nature of river water.
To exude a sense of luxury, art deco features of lighting, brass details and soft flowing furniture forms are visible throughout.
According to Ronan Holohan, managing director, Millimetre Design, the group "sought to create a relaxed, comfortable and inviting dining and bar experience influenced by the river and its surrounds, that is fresh and light in the mornings, cool and lively throughout the day and sensual yet energetic in the evenings."
The team, the setting, and above all the improved food offering ensure that the AA Rosette, River Bar & Restaurant is considered amongst the best restaurants in Limerick.
The importance of al fresco dining at the moment is reflected in the wrap around outdoor terrace, open from morning till night.
The refreshed menus demonstrate the commitment of Limerick Strand to support local suppliers, partnering with local farms and dairies where possible to source the finest fresh ingredients which take pride of place in their unique menus.
The new River Bar & Restaurant in the Limerick Strand is open daily from 7am-10pm serving breakfast, 7am-10am weekday and until 11am weekends, lunch from noon-4pm daily and brunch daily from 10am-2pm, dinner 4pm-10pm daily.
The famous Limerick Afternoon Tea is available 2pm-4pm daily.
The new bar offers a wide selection of local and international beers, wines, and spirit, complemented by daily cocktail specials and 3-gin or whiskey tastings with mixers.
Stephen O'Connor, general manager, Limerick Strand, commented, "To reopen with a brand new bar & restaurant, has really given our team a renewed passion for the hospitality industry and we cannot wait to show her off."
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