By Majella Taylor, New Openings Editor, H&C News: Gino D’Acampo to open new restaurant in Leeds.
Gino D’Acampo is opening a new Italian restaurant and bar at the Leeds Marriott Hotel. D’Acampo’s latest project is an investment of £1.5m in the new venue opening this spring, and creating 52 new jobs.
Designed by Bernard Carroll, the 160-seater open plan restaurant will feature a marble bar complete with lounge area, a cicchetti bar, deli, and outdoor terrace.
The restaurant will be open all day, every day for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner until late. Guests of the hotel will also be able to enjoy in-room dining prepared by the restaurant.
For those looking to host large parties and bespoke events, Gino will also be providing the cuisine in the Marriott’s inviting banqueting and meeting spaces.
The menu, designed personally by Gino and his esteemed team of chefs, will be fitting for its location, encompassing classic Italian dishes with a real focus on quality and ingredient provenance. He promises to raise the bar for Italian dining in the culinary city.
The restaurant is Gino’s sixth opening in less than two years. It follows openings in Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, London, and Alderley Edge, and is part of his strategy to open further upmarket restaurants in major UK and affluent suburbs. He has also hinted he is soon to announce his first International location.
Speaking on the announcement, Gino D’Acampo said: “I couldn’t be more pleased to announce plans for Gino D’Acampo at Leeds Marriott Hotel.”
“I have a long relationship with the city having opened one of my first restaurants in Leeds almost eight years ago and I’m thrilled to return with the opening of my new upmarket Italian restaurant and bar, which I promise will be something else.
”We’ve been looking for the perfect location for some time and at Leeds Marriott Hotel we have found it.”
Alan Malloy, General Manager at Leeds Marriott Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Gino and his team and can’t wait to welcome guests this spring.
“Our goal is to bring the very best choice in upmarket dining to our hotel guests and local audience. Our partnership with Gino D’Acampo could not be a better fit and we are looking forward to the opening of this fabulous restaurant and bar in the heart of our hotel.”
Frank Croston, CEO of Hamilton-Pyramid Europe, who act on behalf of ownership, commented: “We are delighted to have secured this exciting partnership at the Leeds Marriott Hotel with Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure and believe that the synergies with the Marriott brand and customer will represent a “win-win” solution for all stakeholders.”
Guests looking to be amongst the first to hear more about Gino D’Acampo, Trevelyan Sq, Boar Lane, Leeds are invited to join Gino’s exclusive loyalty and rewards app – Gino Rewards, available to download at the App Store or on Google Play.