What will be inside the new Spanish City?
- Kymel Trading to take over operations upon iconic building’s re-opening in Summer 2018
- Hospitality group announce venue names
With the completion of building work due for late Spring and the official opening planned for early Summer 2018, the hospitality group behind the new Spanish City, Kymel Trading, have announced final plans for what will be featured inside the iconic venue.
Kymel currently operate the award-winning Trenchers of Whitby, Crab Manor hotel and the Crab & Lobster restaurant in Asenby near Thirsk.
With a history of managing exceptional destinations, Kymel are determined to maintain the charm of Spanish City while modernising the offering and supporting the community and economy through job opportunities, locally-focused events and partnerships.
North Tyneside Council, in partnership with Robertson Construction and architecture firm ADP, is carrying out a major £10m restoration of the Spanish City building as part of the council’s £36m Seafront Master Plan to regenerate the coastline between St Mary’s Lighthouse and Cullercoats Bay. Work got underway at the Spanish City in September 2016 after a £3.47m National Lottery grant was secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Located inside the iconic dome and specialising in fish & chips and seafood dishes, the legendary Trenchers, originally based in Whitby and operating since 1980, will open its second venue within the building. Renowned across the north of England for its family-friendly atmosphere and legendary fish & chips, Trenchers have enjoyed success for almost 40 years, most recently being shortlisted as one of the top six fish & chip restaurants in the UK.
Expect traditional fish & chips of the highest quality cooked in beef dripping (gluten free/ vegetarian also available) and fresh seafood including oysters, crab, prawns and grilled fish. There will also be a dedicated children’s menu, gluten free, meat and vegetarian options and opportunities to hold parties and private functions.
Harking back to the glory days of the Dome, Valerie’s Tearoom will be the perfect place for afternoon tea, a coffee with friends or a heavenly brunch. With access directly from both the seafront and rear entrance, Valerie’s will serve a wide-range of café-style dishes including omelettes, eggs benedict, pastries, fresh coffee and various teas served in a traditional style. The venue will be open from breakfast throughout the day and to-go options will be also be available.
Spanish City Waffle and Pancake House
Something the younger members of the family will enjoy, along with the young at heart and those with a sweet tooth! The Spanish City Waffle & Pancake House will combine traditional ice-creams with American-inspired waffles, pancakes and crepes. Located just off the beach area, the bright and airy venue will be adorned in pastel tones and the perfect place for a family-friendly treat.
The Champagne Bar
The Champagne Bar will be situated on the first floor and will benefit from floor to ceiling windows, stylish interior design and incredible sea views. Created as the perfect place to enjoy sophisticated pre, or post dinner drinks or to meet with friends. The Champagne Bar will serve a range of spirits, champagnes, cocktails, wines and beers with a tapas menu also on offer.
1910 – Steak and Seafood
1910, named in reference to the opening date of Spanish City, takes a key spot on the seaward facing side of the building and benefits from floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views. The fine-dining restaurant will take inspiration from the Crab & Lobster in Asenby, a two AA Rosette restaurant also operated by Kymel. The group are keen to replicate the high-quality and stylish dining that ‘The Crab’ has become famous for with sumptuous dishes such as lobster, steaks, oysters, scallops, soufflés, stunning desserts and an extensive champagne and wine menu taking centre stage. The perfect place for a romantic date or a special occasion.
St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite – Function Space
The new Spanish City will also boast an incredible function space, St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite, with opportunities for both intimate gatherings and larger events with a capacity of up to 200. The space will be available to hire privately creating the perfect place for weddings, birthdays, special interest group gatherings and corporate events with a dedicated kitchen, bar and toilet facilities creating privacy for guests.
The St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite will be linked directly to both the mezzanine level of the dome and the Champagne Bar and will have views across the bay to the lighthouse itself, perfectly showcased with floor to ceiling windows and vast skylights.
Along with those hiring the space privately, Kymel’s events team will also be arranging a number of public events both within in the function space and elsewhere in the building. With plans for Christmas fairs, cinema screenings, exhibitions, party nights and festivals to name a few.