After much anticipation The Fire Station, Cheltenham is set to re-open it’s doors on Wednesday 4th May 2016, 110 years after it was originally built.
The Fire Station’s aim is to create a vibrant, fresh, accessible and affordable all-day social hub that everyone feels they can use as they like, when they like, to eat, drink, work and party. Welcoming diners from morning through to midnight, The Fire Station brings together what makes all the best restaurants, bars and cafés so enjoyable; fantastic food and drink accompanied by an vibrant atmosphere.
Peter McDonald, COO of the City Fund Pub Company said: “Our aim is to create a space which is welcoming through breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, for the whole community. The Fire Station will be providing an extensive all day menu which is complemented by locally roasted coffee, fresh smoothies and juices. The evening brings a signature cocktail menu for people with a party frame of mind and a more indulgent dinner menu with a perfectly paired wine list. We’re really looking forward to opening our doors for the first time and showing what we’ve got to offer.”
Cheltenham’s newest all day eatery has undergone an extensive restoration and sympathetic renovation process and blends the old and new seamlessly. The Fire Station retains its character by integrating the bespoke fire station doors and existing cream tiles marrying them into a modern offering of elegant banquette seating, open theatre-style kitchen and impressive curved bar.
The Robata grill influences the menu, offering succulent meat cooked over English oak with an open flame. Robata directly translates into fireside cooking, perfect for a fire station, and the menu is inspired by this style. The menus have been carefully designed so that no matter what time of the day or week, there is always something to take your fancy.
Stephen Gadd, Executive Chef of the Fire Station said: “Our menu focuses on seasonal ingredients cooked over the open flame taking influences from Argentina to the Middle East with a view to introducing an unique offering in Cheltenham”.
From mums meeting for a morning coffee, professionals who want somewhere to work remotely, long lost friends celebrating over a bottomless brunch to a couple on a first date, there is a place for everyone at The Fire Station.
The Fire Station will be the 6th site for the City Fund Pub Company which commenced trading in June last year. This is the first foray into the South West for the group, which currently has 4 sites trading in London and 1 in Birmingham.
For more information about The Fire Station, visit www.thefirestationcheltenham.co.uk