Two Iconic Leeds Bars To Turn Over A New Leaf This Autumn

  • IconicArc Inspirations to re-brand Napa, Roundhay and Kobe, Horsforth to its flagship Banyan Bar & Kitchen brand
  • Napa to close on 3rd October 2016 and re-open as Banyan on 21st October 2016
  • Kobe to close on 31st October 2016 and re-open as Banyan on 18th November 2016

Arc Inspirations, the ambitious multi-brand bar and restaurant operator, has announced plans to rebrand its current Napa and Kobe sites into its flagship brand Banyan Bar & Kitchen following a £750K investment – branching the brand’s roots to three sites in Leeds.

Following the success of Arc’s recently refurbished Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate and the launch of Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Leeds’ City Square, the Yorkshire-based company expects the two suburban sites to impress with a sophisticated new look, exceptional all-day dining menu and premium drinks offering, including its renowned gin copas.

Napa in Roundhay will close its doors on 3rd October and will re-open following a complete overhaul to become Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Roundhay on 21st October. The 3000 square foot site includes an impressive indoor and outdoor dining area, accommodating 200 covers from 10am – midnight.

Kobe in Horsforth will close on 31st October and re-open to the public as Banyan on 18th November 2016. The impressive 3,500 square foot site provides ample seating with 180 covers, and will extend its current offering to serve guests with breakfast, lunch, snacks, sharing plates, and dinner.

The recent refurbishments form part of Arc Inspirations development plan with an additional Arc site set to open in Leeds early 2017.

Speaking of the rebranding, CEO of Arc Inspirations Martin Wolstencroft explains: “We have had an incredible response to our new look Banyans in Manchester, Harrogate and Leeds City Square – not only from our customers but from our staff too. It was a no brainer to transform our Napa and Kobe sites into the stylish, genuine and beautiful Banyan to give customers a sophisticated setting, no matter the occasion – whether it’s catch ups over cocktails, a leisurely lunch, delicious dinner, or an upbeat evening out with friends.

“Our passionate, committed team will remain in place at both sites, while the rebrand will also see an additional 20 jobs created.  I’m confident Banyan Roundhay and Horsforth will be the most unique renovation projects Leeds has seen, and I’m excited to hear what our customers think…watch this space!”