A former bank in Hathersage has been renovated and converted into a vibrant modern restaurant and cocktail bar – The Bank House Bar & Restaurant – which is set to open on Saturday, September 29 2018.
The magnificent three-story banking building in the centre of Hathersage has been vacant for five years following the departure of NatWest in 2013. The building dates from 1910 and features striking neo-Jacobean style architecture.
The £1 million development has been underway since July 2016 and the new lifestyle space, which will cater for 90 covers across the restaurant and bar, will offer a modern Mediterranean inspired menu using the finest authentically sourced ingredients.
The building is split across three levels, with the cocktail bar and social dining on the ground floor, the restaurant on the first floor and exclusive private dining on the second floor. The interior is a vintage twist on European style, including original banking features which frame a comfortable and relaxing environment.
Samuel Bell, Managing Director of The Bank House Bar & Restaurant Ltd, said:
“The restoration and renovation of Bank House has saved an iconic building. We have reinstated many of the building’s original features and worked with the best people to preserve its heritage and convert a redundant space into a vibrant and welcoming restaurant and bar”.
Lawrence Key, Operations Director of The Bank House Bar & Restaurant Ltd, said:
“This exciting venue will be defined by our food menu which offers a playful take on British cuisine with broad European influences emphasizing local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. The restaurant serves a balance of the quirky and the conventional, reimagined regional and classic European dishes with an emphasis on quality and freshness”.
Describing the offering further, Lawrence added:
“Our dishes are complemented by an iconic cocktail experience served from our ground floor bar which wraps around the original exposed bank vault. The cocktail menu is inspired by the building’s banking heritage and offers clever flavour combinations and unique technical presentations.”
The venue will be open from 10am – 11pm Monday to Sunday. The company will create over 20 jobs for the local area and offers an extensive staff training and development programme.