A total of 233 people attended last night’s gala opening of the new Ocho Lounge in Windsor Road, Penarth
Ocho Lounge – run by a Bristol company called “Loungers” – has moved from its former premises across the street to its new, much larger, establishment at 16 Windsor Road, Penarth – formerly occupied by the Prezzo Italian restaurant .
There has been an extensive refurbishment of both the ground and first floors of the former restaurant to establish the entirely different Ocho Lounge character .
Now the carpets and tinted mirrors of the old Prezzo interior have gone – making way for the Ocho house-style of bare timber floorboards, candles on the tables and early 20th century vintage furniture, coupled with subdued and atmospheric lighting.
In addition to the much larger ground floor restaurant/bar area the first floor dining area has been totally revamped and can now cater for up to 60 customers.The Prezzo circular staircase has gone – supplanted by a two period timber internal staircases
The new Ocho Lounge certainly has the kind of feel which evidently appeals to a broad customer base. Certainly the hundreds attending the opening last night were having a whale of a time ; the only ones to be disappointed were those who were being turned away at the door because the premises were running at maximum capacity.
Loungers have a licence to serve alcohol from 10:00 to 23:00 Sunday to Wednesday inclusive, from 10:00 to 24:00 Thursday to Saturday inclusive, and from 10:00 to 01:00 on New Year’s Eve .