Lucia restaurant in the heart of York reopened this weekend after a £800,000 complete transformation and refurbishment.
Celebrating its 11th year of business, a selected group of loyal customers, guests and friends were invited to a exclusive event to view the new restaurant, which opened to the public again on Sunday 9th February.
The restaurant’s transformation took place over a swift four week period, with over 60 people being involved in the project, some of them working around the clock to ensure its timely completion.
The new look is decadent, stylish and comfortable. The dramatic wallpaper was handmade in Italy, with furniture imported from around the world.
New to Lucia’s offering is a sumptuous private dining room, together with marble inlaid table, which can seat up to 20 and is available for both private dining and corporate meetings. Also new is the welcoming patisserie and coffee shop area, including gift shop.
Initially a budget of £500,00 was attributed to the overhaul, but this soon crept up as the owners added more items to cement the exclusivity of the venue.
Oscar Akgul, co-owner and Director, said: “We are so thankful to all those who have pulled together to allow this project to be completed on time. The celebration event on the 8th February was attended by over 600 people, all of whom we are grateful to for their loyalty and custom over the years.”
To celebrate the reopening, Lucia have launched their new lunch offer, of two meals and drinks for £20, with a new menu coming soon.