The new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Swansea has opened its doors.
Located in what is called J-Shed in the SA1 area of the city, the restaurant, which is a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, occupies a prime position overlooking the city's waterside and is the 25th version of Black and White's flagship Steakhouse concept.
Comprising 300 covers, the venue includes a newly configured bar and lounge, as well as an external drinking and dining area which wraps around the entire property. A private dining area is also be available with an exclusive external terrace.
The new restaurant also pays deference to the building's industrial heritage with criss-crossed steel beams, exposed brick work and bare concreate ceilings, all adding to the overreaching ambiance.
The opening of the new restaurant follows a deal between business partners Steve Lewis and Dave Bellis who took on the lease of the property, and Black and White Hospitality, which is the franchising arm of Pierre White's restaurants.
Nick Taplin, Chairman and CEO of Black and White Hospitality said: "This is fantastic news for Swansea and will be Marco's second restaurant in Wales. The Steakhouse fits perfectly with The J-Shed and will help to attract more people to enjoy food and drink on Swansea's burgeoning waterside.
"When we signed the deal back in February little did we know that we would be confronted with the Covid-19 pandemic which has hit the hospitality sector particularly hard. It therefore makes this opening even more remarkable and, as we approach our 50th venue, I'd like to thank everyone who has been involved to get this new restaurant up and running."
Dave Bellis added: "We're absolutely delighted to have someone of Marco's calibre open one of his restaurants in Swansea. This is great news for the city and is fantastic news for the regeneration of the area.
"It's a hugely exciting addition that will, we believe, offer a first-class dining experience and is perfect for this stunning waterside location."
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