The Lounge is Knutsford’s new stylish champagne and cocktail bar located on Princess Street and with its opening night only a few days before, and seeing their video of the refurbishment on YouTube, I popped in to see what all the fuss was about!
With an ambient setting of Italian sofas, and a combination of both small round tables and tall bar seating surrounded by a soft velvet feel, this gave an instant first impression. Decorations of hand drawn champagne bottles, scatter cushions and buckets of champagne bottles don’t look out-of-place, with plenty of space to mingle with friends and colleagues whilst you sip on champagne from the likes of Laurent Perrier or Veuve Clicquot.
Scanning the back bar, i notice bottles of both Chase and Ciroc vodka, Makers Mark, the Havana rum range and Tanqueray 10 . Looking at their menu, I notice you can buy these spirits by the bottle, and receive 2 pitchers of complimentary mixers! On offer there’s also the usual suspects of classic cocktails as well as some specials to tempt your tastes.
Champagne cocktails include French 75, Bellini and Royale Martini and a drink named Chanel No6 (vodka, Chambord and pineapple topped with Champagne) priced between £6.95 and £7.95. Classic cocktails of Mojito’s, Cosmopolitan, Sours and Lynchburg Lemonades are available, with a Mitch Martini catching my eye (vodka, apple and passion fruit puree) priced between £6.95 and £8.95. Wines are available with 3 offerings in the red, white and rose categories. The red include a Hardys Shiraz and a Chilean Monte Verde Merlot, both at £12.50 a bottle. Whispering Hills Californian White Zinfandel and a Spanish Abadia Tempranillo are highlights of the rose sector, both priced at £13.50 whilst you have a Delle Livino Pinot Grigio at £13.50 and a Don Jacoo Rioja for £15.50 for you white wine lovers. Of course the Champagne is flowing freely with both the Laurent Perrier (£55) and Laurent Perrier Rose (£85) on offer and Veuve Clicquot at £65.
The usual soft drinks, tea and coffee are also available, as will a light food menu which will hopefully be up and running at the start of next week.
With friendly staff and an excellent setting, the likes of Amber Lounge and Knutsford Wine Bar better be looking over their shoulders. I know I’ll definitely be back, that Mitch Martini needs sampling!
Check out The Lounge on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/theloungeknutsford
Take a look at their YouTube video too – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO5DVsMM8xY&list=FLGq5GTUFKlyECHSA0dG7DPQ&index=6