Last night was time to slap on the make-up after a long day at the shop and go up to Sparth House at the invitation of our friends - Amanda and Shaun - the owners to join in the celebrations of their official restaurant/bistro opening, alongside The Worshipful Mayor of Hyndburn, Collette MacCormack - which saw guided tours of the newly created and designed eating area. The area, believe it or not was two former storerooms, adjacent to the kitchens, which Shaun (owner) - a wonderful builder, (everybody should have a Shaun) decided to change into a new extended restaurant/bistro area, to increase seating capacity and make somewhere for diners to go and enjoy on regular lunchtimes and evenings. With the menus now starting from £9.95 for two people for lunch and £12.00 for two in the evenings, alongside the A la carte menu, I don't think they'll be short of diners, with the quality they provide!!
|Visitors start to arrive for a lovely night indeed|
|Part of the new seating area in the extended restaurant|
|Meet the Chefs - well done!|
|The owners Amanda and Shaun with their daughter|
|Julie and yours truly|
|The Mayor and her PA Jane chat with visitors|
|Bucks Fizz was flowing for visitors|
|The Oppulent Regency Room - my favourite|
|Michelle and Julie chilling!|
|The management team Barry and Leslie-Anne|
|My husband - doing what he does best - nattering!|
|General Manager - Barry Rimmer and above the Sparth waiters looking very smart - sporting their new Bistro Aprons!|
|The Mayor and myself stood with a Garlands Corporate creation!|
Simon, the 'better half' was also asked to provide some live piano background music, which went down very well...
|The 'Better Half' x|