Sixty new jobs as £1m eaterie nears big day

Work continues on Lythams new Gusto
Work continues on Lythams new Gusto
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Gusto will swing open the doors of its new restaurant in Lytham in April.

The premium restaurant brand has invested more than £1m in the 4,000sq ft restaurant and bar, which follows hot-on-the-heels of successful openings for Gusto in Glasgow and Leeds.

Managing director Sue Grimes

Managing director Sue Grimes

Refurbishment work is now well under way at the Grade II-listed Lytham building to create the new 130-cover restaurant, which is located on Dicconson Terrace.

Gusto Lytham – the brand’s first restaurant in Lancashire – will officially open its doors on April 14 at 5pm.

The company is currently recruiting for 60 newly created jobs at the restaurant, further boosting employment in Lytham’s booming gastronomy scene.

Gusto managing director Sue Crimes, said: “This is a very exciting time for Gusto – we are delighted to be opening in Lytham.

“The restaurant will be packed with aspirational touches that feels like home, a place where you can feel welcome and special that is perfect for so many occasions.

“Lancashire’s restaurant scene is in a period of enormous growth and we felt the time was right to bring Gusto to Lytham.”

The lavish refurbishment will see the building transformed, complete with an outside terrace to seat 40 people.

Gusto, which opened its first site in Cheshire’s Alderley Edge in 2005, will boast a real sparkly vibe with its fashionable décor and a choice of more than 50 stylish cocktails.

The classic and contemporary menu offers a choice of premium British and European dishes.

There’s a lunch and brunch option, worldwide wine list and a selection of unique specials with a family-focused children’s menu served until 6pm.

Favourite haunt of A-list celebrities

Since its launch in Alderley Edge, Cheehire, the village’s Gusto has become an increasingly popular venue for the Cheshire set.

It has become an A-list hangout and is often frequented by Manchester United and Manchester City players and their families, and also stars of Coronation Street. Lytham’s Gusto venue takes the group’s number of restaurants up to 15, with others in places such as Didsbury, Leamington Spa and Heswall on The Wirral. Private equity group Palatine is helping fund an expansion to 25 restaurants.