Rangos restaurant and lounge opens at Hotel 52 in Stanley
Rangos in Stanley opened its doors to guests for the first time on Saturday (13 May) after an impressive £100,000 refurbishment.
The restaurant and lounge offers something for guests throughout the day and is open in the evenings from 8am to 11pm.
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Gutting the grounds of Hotel 52 in the city and redesigning the interior, it’s unrecognizable with new, Instagrammable floral walls, accent lights, and separate living and dining areas.
Manager Catherine Coates, 47, told The Northern Echo: “We wanted to offer something completely different to Stanley.
“We’ve had Italian dishes and grilled dishes before, but never anything like this.”
“The old restaurant was pretty run down and dated, but it’s beautiful now – we have Instagram walls and everything. We wanted to convey the atmosphere of Newcastle’s more upscale bars and restaurants.
“People are really excited about our opening. When we opened the doors I was asked at the supermarket and have already taken a few bookings.
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“I got involved about ten weeks ago when work started and it’s been a rollercoaster ride from there. I’ve been in hospitality since I was 17, but I’ve never had to do anything from scratch, so everything was in full swing.”
The menu is American inspired with burgers, waffles, pizza and dirty fries. A breakfast menu including pancakes, full English breakfast and eggs is also available in the morning.
The restaurant at Hotel 52 in town replaces the old Osteria Antonio Italian, which closed in January after a social media storm when the owner dubbed the town “Afghanistanley”.
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Previous owners Tina Ion and Antonio Grandieri only ran the Italian since September last year, but after controversy over the Facebook comments, the tradition has slowly faded. Tina’s reference to “Afghanistanley,” which she believes was meant as a joke, didn’t sit well with the locals.
The former nursing home was renovated and opened in 2017.
Rangos is open seven days a week. The restaurant is open from 8am to 10.30am for breakfast and from 12pm to 9pm for the main menu. The lounge is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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