A boutique hotel on Newcastle Quayside has unveiled a new bistro following a significant investment programme.
Ten years after Hotel Du Vin first opened its doors, the bistro has undergone a complete makeover to reflect the building’s nautical heritage, as part of a project spearheaded by Newcastle interior designers Dakota House of Design.
The interior design, architecture and visualisation studio, which works in the hospitality, leisure and residential sectors, with major brands such as Premium Country Pubs, Best Western Hotels and European casinos belonging to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, was one of six shortlisted in the iDogi 2016 International Architecture and Design Awards for its work on Soho, a popular bar in Basel, Switzerland.
Hotel du Vin Newcastle general manager Adam Green said: “We are thrilled with the new design; it perfectly blends our brand’s culture with the rich history that surrounds us on the Quayside. Our diners come to us for the fantastic food and drink we have to offer and the beautiful new Bistro setting will complement the whole dining experience.”
Peter Hodgson, director of Dakota House of Design, said: “This was a challenging brief for us as we wanted to make some quite significant changes without affecting the classic French bistro, atmospheric environment that Bistro du Vin is renowned for.
The launch of the Bistro coincides with a new barbecue inspired menu available for private hire parties, including weddings, corporate functions and special family occasions.
Mr Green added: “The barbecue-style menu has been crafted with open-air cooking in mind to make the most of our spectacular outdoor terrace. We look forward to welcoming new faces and old friends to come and see the newly-refurbished Bistro and to taste our new menu offerings first-hand.”