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The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace Launches at Hilton Brighton Metropole
Heritage and Cutting-Edge Design Makes New Bar & Terrace Brighton’s Latest Destination
June 01, 2012
BRIGHTON, U.K. - Hilton Brighton Metropole, situated just a stone's throw away from Brighton's beachfront, has unveiled its new look bar, The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace. The relaunch sees the introduction of new menus by executive chef, Anthony Molnar and cocktails by head barman, Gyorgy Piros.
The new venue takes its name from the hotel's very own architect, the esteemed Alfred Waterhouse who designed the hotel which first opened its doors in 1890. His architectural style was unique for the era, renowned for spiral rooftops and favoured red stone and terracotta tiles rather than the then classic Victorian white washed rendered buildings. He also worked with Queen Victoria on the plans for his design of the National History Museum.
The new bar has undergone a dramatic renovation by award-winning local interior designers and architects, DesignLSM, based in nearby Hove. Inspired by private members' clubs and grand bistros, the newly designed interior of The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace evokes an opulent atmosphere and reflects the heritage of the hotel.
A striking new bar features a marble top with wood panelling on the walls and an art deco style. The interior boasts a mix of contemporary and traditional styles with low hanging pendant lighting, modern chairs and leather studded booths which create a snug area for those who want amore private space. The colour scheme, in a palette of greys and plums, adds a sense of warmth and elegance.
The bar offers classic bar food with an influence from its coastal location including traditional English sandwiches, such as honey roast ham & English mustard; smaller dishes including crab and chilli spring rolls; larger dishes such as the Waterhouse Gourmet Burger; and sweet treats including banana crème brûlée. A selection of 'Afternoon Tea by the Sea' is also on offer. As well as a range of spirits, wines and beers, The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace has an impressive gin collection ranging from Gordon's to the luxury Sipsmiths. In addition, Gyorgy Piros, head barman, has created a drinks list which spans classic cocktails and innovative twists on traditional favourites. Priced at £9.00, these include:
Pavilion Blush - A perfect blend of Tanqueray Gin, mixed berries and the cool freshness of mint make this frozen Martini a sweet and uplifting cocktail.
Kings Road Collins - A royal and refreshing combination of classic ingredients fit for a king, including Johnnie Walker; Benedictine; lemon juice; apple juice and soda.
1890 Cooler - A long fruity drink using ingredients all popular for making cocktails in 1890, the year the hotel was opened. This drink combines Noilly Pratt, Crème de cassis, green Charteuse, lime juice and soda water.
Guy Hilton, general manager, Hilton Brighton Metropole said, "We are very excited to unveil the new Waterhouse Bar & Terrace and look forward to welcoming guests in for a drink or a bite to eat in what promises to be the new hot destination in Brighton."
The renovations are part of an ongoing refurbishment plan that has seen a £4millioninvestment into Hilton Brighton Metropole and is due to continue throughout 2012. The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace is open daily from 8am until late.
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