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Ponteland bar and eatery receives an £80k upgrade
Posted by Nick Hill on 18 Apr 2017
Danieli Holdings, the North East-based leisure operator, has made an investment of £80k into its yolo bar in Ponteland.
The cash injection has being used to increase space and offering for customers, as it prepares to bring the brand to Newcastle city centre.
The project has included an extension of the mezzanine level and the addition of a dedicated bar, taking the floor’s capacity up to 50.
In addition, the main bar has been extended with a section for draft and bottle service only to speed up customer flow and reduce queuing during busy periods on weekends and Bank Holidays.
There are more VIP booths for hire, the interior has benefitted from general improvements, and a pizza oven has been installed in the kitchen.
In preparation for warmer weather, the outdoor terrace has secured a later license, hosting guests all day until 10.30pm.
As well as the venue’s new features, customers can sample a choice on the food and cocktail menus.
European-style dishes are served up for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, including Sunday lunches, and the menu has added a selection of homemade pizzas, as well as two foot long sharing options.
Extra blends have also been added to the cocktail menu, such as the classic Espresso Martini and the Peach Lychee Daiquiri.
Neill Winch, Danieli Holdings chief executive, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the success of yolo Ponteland and to meet demand have invested a significant sum to build on the private hire and functions arm of the business, as well as further enhancements aimed to make customers’ dining and drinking experiences even more enjoyable.
“There is more to choose from than ever before on our food and drinks menus, including sharing options and cocktail experiences for group bookings.
“Following the relaunch of our Ponteland venue, we are gearing up for the grand unveiling of its sister site in Newcastle city centre and can’t wait for the big reveal.“
yolo Ponteland is open seven days a week, with DJ sets on Friday and Saturday evenings, and live acoustic music takes place on Thursday and Sunday evenings.
The owners of yolo Ponteland, which opened its doors in September 2015, announced last month that a second site on High Bridge Street in Newcastle – yolo® Townhouse, will launch later this spring following a £1m investment.