From left, Andrew Gedge, managing director of Wolf Inns and Leanne McClinton, manager of Romas.
Romas in Newtownards is to undergo a £500,000 refurbishment, with the investment by owner Wolf Inns set to include a phased refit of the Regent Street venue, enabling business to continue as normal.
“Work on the first phase of the refurbishment, the downstairs bar and restaurant, has already started and will be complete by Friday 30 May,” said Andrew Gedge, managing director of Wolf Inns, who purchased Romas late last year. “A new separate bar, The Fox and Hounds, will also be created on the ground floor within the existing footprint of the building later his summer.
“Finally, the 120-seater bistro and private dining areas on the first floor will also undergo complete refurbishment, culminating with the creation of a New York-inspired open air roof terrace.
“The new Romas will be the jewel in the crown of the Newtownards hospitality sector offering great food and the finest beverages for every occasion.”
The renovation work will be carried out by acclaimed interior fit-out specialist Strong Construction.
The investment is the second to be announced by Wolf Inns in the last few months, following the purchase of the Bellevue Arms in North Belfast.