New restaurant is open for business in Stamford

From left, managing director Alex Reilley, Stamford Town mayor Coun John Binder, operations director Jake Bishop, development director Dave Reid and manager Steve Mantle
From left, managing director Alex Reilley, Stamford Town mayor Coun John Binder, operations director Jake Bishop, development director Dave Reid and manager Steve Mantle
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A NEW restaurant opened its doors this week.

The Cosy Club in Horseshoe Lane, Stamford, was formally opened by Stamford mayor John Binder on Tuesday night.

Ahead of that, Year 2 pupils from St Gilbert’s Primary School in Stamford baked and decorated 150 cookies, led by executive chef Theo Guy from The Cosy Club’s parent company Loungers. The children were even given a white chef’s hat and apron for the task. Ben Hamilton won the best decorated cookie prize and will enjoy a birthday party with five of his friends in April as a treat.

Customers got their first glimpse inside the restaurant on Monday, which has been transformed from the former sorting office at a cost of £620,000.

The 35-strong team at The Cosy Club have completed an intensive one-week training course, which includes expert guidance from the world number one barista champion Ed Buston and lessons in cocktail making.

Loungers managing director Alex Reilley said: “This is clearly our biggest success story to date. It’s our biggest venue, biggest investment and I honestly think we’ll be hard pushed to create anything as spectacular.

“Stamford is a fantastic town and I’m very proud of this opening.”