Arc Inspirations, a multi-brand bar and restaurant operator, has announced a £750k investment plan to rebrand its current Napa and Kobe sites into its flagship brand Banyan Bar & Kitchen. This will bring the brand’s roots to three sites across Leeds.
This follows the success of Arc’s newly refurbished Harrogate restaurant, as well as the launce of Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Leeds’ City Square. The Yorkshire-based company expects the two sites to impress visitors with a sophisticated new look, exceptional all-day dining menu and premium drinks offering, including its renowned gin copas.
Napa, in Roundhay, will be closing its doors at the start of October for a complete overhaul, reopening as Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Roundhay on 21st October. The 3000 square foot site, which includes indoor and outdoor dining areas, will accommodate 200 covers a day from 10am – midnight.
Kobe, in Horsforth, will be closing on the 31st October and re-opening as Banyan in mid-November. The restaurant, which is a 3,500 square foot site, provides ample seating with 180 covers, and will be extending its current menu to serve patrons breakfast, lunch, snacks, sharing plates, and dinner.
CEO of Arc Inspirations, Martin Wolstencroft, explained, “We have had an incredible response to our new look Banyans in Manchester, Harrogate and Leeds City Square – not only from our customers but from our staff too. It was a no-brainer to transform our Napa and Kobe sites into the stylish, genuine and beautiful Banyan, to give customers a sophisticated setting no matter the occasion – whether it’s catch ups over cocktails, a leisurely lunch, delicious dinner, or an upbeat evening out with friends.
“Our passionate, committed team will remain in place at both sites, while the rebrand will also see an additional 20 jobs created. I’m confident Banyan Roundhay and Horsforth will be the most unique renovation projects Leeds has seen, and I’m excited to hear what our customers think…watch this space!”