Arc Inspirations has opened Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Newcastle, its first site in the northern city.
The 10,000 sq ft former Jamie’s Italian site has undergone a £1.5m refurbishment across its two floors.
The bar serves an extensive cocktail menu paired with locally-sourced food from the kitchen in a chic dining environment.
This is the ninth Banyan to open in the north of England.
“We’re delighted to have finally opened the doors to our first ever bar in Newcastle,” says Arc Inspirations chief executive Martin Wolstencroft. “We see this as a perfect location and a great starting point for us to further build on our award-winning portfolio, as we continue to invest in our core brands Manahatta, Banyan Bar & Kitchen and The Box.”