The four star Limerick Strand hotel has completed a €400k revamp of its bar & restaurant.
The new look River Bar & Restaurant was designed by Millimetre Design and drew inspiration from the River Shannon. It is the water of the River that has driven the overall design aesthetics. The flow, movement, teal and blue tones of the water, mixed with the botanical inspired theme captured from the trees and foliage that line the river frontage close to the hotel, come together to create a calm and relaxing experience. Adding impact and warmth, the autumnal colours of burnt orange, walnut timbers, amber and gold features are brought through the spaces, giving a sense of energy and luxury to the more open plan layout.
“We 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, making the River Bar & Restaurant the perfect place for any occasion, celebration or just for the fact we can meet again,” said Ronan Holohan, Managing Director, Millimetre Design.
Al fresco dining has never been so important, so guests can enjoy the wrap around outdoor terrace from morning till night. Not only has the physical space being transformed, the menus also have been given a refresh. The menus demonstrate Limerick Strand’s commitment to support local suppliers and offers value for money, partnering with local farms and dairies where possible.
The new River Bar & Restaurant is open daily from 7am – 10pm serving breakfast, 7am – 10am weekday and until 11am weekends; lunch 12noon – 4pm daily and brunch daily from 10am – 2pm; dinner 4pm – 10pm daily plus Limerick Afternoon Tea 2pm – 4pm daily.
The new bar offers a local and international selection of beers, wines and spirits, daily cocktail specials from €8, and 3-gin or whiskey tastings with mixers for €25.
Stephen O’Connor, General Manager of the hotel, said: “To re-open 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. This represents a further commitment by the MHL Group to investing in Limerick Strand following the recent upgrading of 184 contemporary bedrooms,13 suites and bedroom corridors making it Limericks’ only fully refurbished hotel.”