New Bar And Eatery To Shake Up Newcastle's Dining Scene

Issue 22

Leisure operator Danieli Holdings is set to invest £1m to bring its popular ‘yolo’ concept to Newcastle city centre within an impressive vacant property on High Bridge.

Following a successful 18 months with its first venture in Ponteland, yolo has announced that the brand will take the form of ‘yolo Townhouse’, a three-storey bar and restaurant located in the former Capology retail unit.

Creating almost 100 jobs, each level will offer something different. There will be a ground floor drinking and dining social space, a first floor function area. a second floor open-air terrace bar and a third and final floor utilised for catering.

The significant investment will see the building fully refurbished from the inside out. Award-winning Simon McIlwraith of Collective Design will act as the lead designer and the style will reflect yolo Ponteland’s contemporary interior.

Extended opening hours mean yolo Townhouse will serve everything from breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner through to late night drinks. Based on the European menu which is currently available at yolo Ponteland, dishes will be home-made and will pair well with a wine and cocktail selection to suit all tastes.

Neill Winch, Danieli Holdings’ Chief Executive, said: “We’ve been looking for potential locations for a second yolo venue for some time and High Bridge quarter provides the perfect opportunity. As a brand, yolo is one we’re keen to continue to roll-out but for now, we are incredibly excited for the impending plans in Newcastle city centre.”

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