Launch day announced for new Richmond restaurant

Example of a Loungers interior.

A new Richmond restaurant has announced when it will open.

Loungers plc is opening a branch in Richmond on September 7 in the former HSBC bank.

The company says its new restaurant Morro Lounge will be a” home-from-home, offering delicious food and drink menus available all day, every day”.

Loungers says it has transformed the site into “a retro-inspired retreat, with eclectic artwork, oversized vintage sofas, strikingly painted tables and statement lighting”.

A spokesperson added: “Morro Lounge will cater for all tastes throughout the day with a varied and exciting menu. Whether it’s a lazy brunch, a business lunch with colleagues or a romantic dinner date, Morro Lounge will be the perfect place to relax and unwind.

“The all-day menu will feature 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 will be paid to families, with a selection of games and books, colouring pencils and pads on offer, alongside a full menu for Little Loungers, with high chairs and baby-changing facilities also available.”

The company says the restaurant’s name ‘morro’ meaning a rounded hill is a nod to the fact that Richmond.

Example of a Loungers interior.

d is considered to be the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Emily McKay, community manager at Loungers, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Loungers to Richmond. Our Lounges strive to put community at the heart of hospitality, and our teams go the extra mile to make a difference.

“They are actively encouraged to connect with their communities by working with local groups, charities, organisations and businesses that are at the heart of the fabric of local life. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the Richmond community to Morro Lounge.”

“Starting as they mean to go on, Morro Lounge will begin its community efforts by partnering with a local charity.

“Morro Lounge will donate 50p from every burger sold and 20p from the sale of every coffee in its first month of trading.”

The company says Morro Lounge will create 25 jobs in Richmond, with a range of front- and back-of-house roles currently available.

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