Food fit for a King at Lancaster hotel’s new refurbished brasserie

The  new Brasserie at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster.
The new Brasserie at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster.

A Lancaster hotel has opened a new restaurant following extensive refurbishment.

The Brasserie at The Royal Kings officially opened on Friday June 22 and welcomed around 200 guests who enjoyed food, drink and music.

The event was hosted by the Royal Kings Arms managing director Tony Flanagan, operations manager Gordon Wilson and general manager Bob Warrior.

Guests included Michael Cunningham OBE, and Paul Cusimano from Lancaster BID as well as a strong representation from the local council including Susie Charles, Brendan Hughes and Darren Clifford.

The Brasserie ​is the first part of the Royal Kings Arms Hotel’s aim of transforming the venue into a luxury boutique hotel.

Originally built in 1625 during the reign of Charles I, and later rebuilt in 1879, the refurbishment pays tribute to the Grade II building’s rich history whilst creating a warm, relaxing and modern space for the local public to enjoy.
So far the refurbishment includes a new coffee bar and brasserie restaurant, repainting of the front elevation, a new reception and sliding doors to the entrance lobby.

Currently under construction is a canopy and decking area for outside dining as well as a Japanese garden.

Guests enjoyed a night filled with Ruinart champagne and some of the best British champagnes (sparkling wines) by Nyetimber and Hambledon.

The Brasserie cocktails Spring’s first bloom and ‘The Bristol Skinny’ proved to be a hit as well the selection of canapés sampled from the restaurant’s new menu.

Read more about the plans for the hotel HERE