The new Ocho Lounge in Windsor Road Penarth proved a huge draw for the first night opening last night

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 .

Candle-lit tables and timber floorboards set the mood on the ground floor of the all-new Ocho Lounge at 16 Windsor Road, Penarth

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.

A huge selection of period-style paintings grace the walls of the first floor dining area

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.

The first floor bay window is a popular choice for Ocho Lounge customers

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 .

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  1. mikeyorke says:

    Excellent. Good luck to them. Another unit opens up on the high street employing more people.
    Hopefully the old unit will open up soon as something else.
    Seems like there has been a flurry of activity of new shops opening in Penarth which is a good sign.
    Did I notice activity at the old blockbuster site the other day?

  2. BluesMan says:

    Looks good hopefully it does even better in its new location! Nice to see a town centre doing well all we need now is to sort out the crime wave that’s hit the area!

  3. Robert. says:

    Has it have a Garden? Plenty of Sun on that side.!

  4. Rupert D says:

    How many people attended this gala opening were true Penarthian’s? I visit the Ocho lounge regularly and didn’t get an invite!

  5. Fill your Face says:

    Look at all those hungry people.
    And that’s without the queues at soup kitchens.

  6. Peter Church says:

    Looked very calm and upmarket but that was at 18:40 when PDN took the pictures.
    When I walked past at 9:30pm it was in full swing! Made a Saturday Night in Cardiff seem tame!

    Penarth: Enjoying Alcohol Responsibubly

  7. RetailGuru says:

    Congratulations to Ocho, a really great night and a massive improvement on the smaller premises across the road. Plenty of Penarthians there, I can report.

  8. The Tax payer says:

    Dear PDN. Would you happen to know who owns the payments in Penarth ? Is it he Vale of Glamorgan council or the shops and homes which fronts it. I would like to know as a friend tripped the other day outside one of the shops and she would like to know who she should send the claim to.
    I’m confused as when I see tables, chairs and street furniture outside a shop I would think the shop owns that payment area ?

    • NewsNet says:

      The pavements in Penarth are owned and maintained by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The council pays many thousands of pounds in compensation to people who have been injured as a result of tripping on loose pavement slabs. Traders have to have the permission of the Vale of Glamorgan to place tables and chairs on the pavement outside their premises but a minority of traders have, from time to time, ignored this regulation.

    • His Royal Highness the King of Plassey Street says:

      I own all the pavement in this area if you must ask.
      I will send someone round with a wheel barrow full of gold coins.
      After all its not your fault you fell over outside a pub.

  9. Peter Church says:

    They have already broken the planning rules, but I think VoG might have been confused by a 24hr clock 🙂

    9. No staff members shall remain on the premises outside the following times:

    Sun-Thurs 08:30hrs – 12:30 hrs
    Fr-Sat 08:30hrs – 01:30 hrs

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