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This stunning space is a chameleon of a venue, opening for breakfast through to lunch, cocktail o’clock & dinner. The vast industrial arena is quirky yet considered in its seriously funky
design, with slouchy leather sofas & high tabletops in the bar, communal picnic tables in the dining area & all manner of foodie add-ons (a fish counter, deli shelves, bags of potatoes).
The media crowd stop by for eggy breakfasts or freshly baked pastries to go; lunch brings ample sandwiches & mains (crab & crayfish linguine, say), while ‘skinny’ cocktails flow freely
after 5pm. Most wines are available by the glass, thanks to an Enomatic system (check out the ‘flights’), while afternoon delights add to the myriad pleasures on offer here (think tea-based
cocktails served with mini cucumber bites).
Over the last four years or so The Refinery has been the venue for many a birthday, sneaky lunchtime drink or, more recently, leaving dos! But this time we’re here to try their new spring/summer menu and, more excitedly, the incredible looking fairground themed cocktails…
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When we arrived, the place was buzzing and our very friendly waitress showed us to our table. The décor was quite artsy, but nice – it still had a bit of a factory feel to it, yet was well presented. As we had specified when reserving that we were here for the ‘reef, beef and bubbles’ deal, the only thing we were asked was how we would like our steak cooked before we were presented with a bottle of Prosecco, which was expertly popped and poured. It was delicious, and a nice atmospheric way to start our lunch. The food arrived in about 15-20 minutes, beautifully presented on a wooden board. As promised, there was half...
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The Refinery’s mezzanine private dining room, which seats up to 12, allows guests to dine discreetly without losing the ambience of the main restaurant. In summer, an alfresco space with music and a 1am licence on Thursday and Friday nights is perfect for larger private parties of up to 120.
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