POPULAR Uppermill restaurant Dinnerstone is serving up a stylish new look after an extensive 22-day refurbishment.
The work – which included changing the interior layout as well as updating the décor and signage – took place throughout January before a grand re-opening.
The Italian restaurant in the Square, owned by Charles Brierley, is now noticeably different from top to toe, with a new menu to tickle customers’ tastebuds as well.
Charles said: “We really hope everyone likes the changes we’ve made. The menu has been updated, but it’s still Dinnerstone in every other way.
“The real difference is the stunning interior design and changes to the layout with the addition of private dining in ‘The Poet’s Corner’.”
Changes include the addition of a large bar downstairs, which is stocked with a great range of wines, beers, lagers and spirits.
There is restaurant seating downstairs as well as up, which has been re-laid out and tastefully redecorated in natural colours and with atmospheric lighting.
Adorning the walls are large pictures of Saddleworth scenes, including ‘The Dinnerstone’, a collection of rocks overlooking Castleshaw after which the restaurant is named.
Saddleworth legend has it that druids gathered at The Dinnerstone to celebrate the summer solstice, and it was also the favourite resting place of Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley.
Charles added: “A big thank you goes to all the contractors who helps us achieve the turn round in just 22 days. This is remarkable considering the amount of work involved.
“The Dinnerstone team were actively involved in the refurb so a big thank you for their dedication and commitment.
“Of course, with the design inspiration and organisational skills, a huge thank you goes to Pam, who jointly project managed the works.”
Find out more about Dinnerstone on their website: www.dinnerstone.co.uk or Facebook. Visit them at 99-101 High Street, Uppermill or call them on: 01457 872566.