The landmark site will finally reopen on Friday 12th August as Libertine, all-day eatery with a community focus

The landmark site will finally reopen on Friday 12th August as Libertine, all-day eatery with a community focus – a place where you can eat well, drink well, soak up the atmosphere and listen to good music.

The venue will incorporate a restaurant, bar and music space that shifts with the seasons, while also celebrating contemporary, ingredient-focused cooking with an underlying global accent.

As such, the food concept will be varied with something for everyone in mind; from small plates to brunch and homely Sunday roasts. There will also be a focus on live-fire cooking, using charcoal and wood to showcase the very best of simple yet creative dishes – allowing vegetables to take centre stage, while meat and fish take a supporting role.

For drinks there will be a big focus on beer, with 20 keg lines and 4 cask lines on offer. The Libertine cocktail list will include classic drinks alongside some delicious signature offerings created by the team.

The Old Bank is a grand stone building that is adorned with decoration, including a finely carved frieze and balustrade parapet wall at roof level. Throughout the sympathetic approach to the build, a number of beautiful original features have been unearthed and lovingly restored to the venue, so that they now play among the wooden tables and rustic décor.

The team behind Libertine know what an important monument the site is, and hope that the venue will be a welcome addition for the community – a place that the Withington residents will consider a ‘home from home’.

Nick Muir, director of Libertine, added, “Myself, Hayley and the team hope to be a welcome addition to Withington. Libertine is a prominent building in the village, much-loved by the locals. With considerate attention to detail, we hope to have done justice to this beautiful building. In creating a warm and welcoming space for all to enjoy, we will bring both quality and comfort, with a stylish twist on a traditional setting and exceptional standards. 

We are thrilled to be a part of this neighbourhood and look forward to opening our doors in August.”

Once fully open, Libertine will be open to the public 12pm – 11pm daily.


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