The Stone Grill has been open a little over a year. The restaurant began life as part of the North Ocean Hotel but quickly gained a personality and a following of its own. It soon grew from being a hotel restaurant into a destination in its own right.
We could never have predicted how popular steak on a stone, fish on a stone and the other dishes we serve would be. We still get emotional about how the last year has gone and the many positive reviews we have received. It is good for the soul to see all our hard work, sweat and a few tears providing the standard of service you appreciate.
So what’s going to change?
We have outgrown the hotel restaurant. With only 40 covers within the dining area, we often have to turn customers away. No restaurant likes to do that so it’s time to expand. We are currently renovating another building close to the hotel that can seat up to 150. Work is currently underway to bring the new premises up to the standards of the current one and to prepare it for The Stone Grill experience.
The new restaurant will still have steak and fish on a stone as its signature dishes and still serve the same high quality cuisine it does now. The same staff will move with us to the new premises and the same overall experience will be part of the move. All that changes is the address.
Work is well under way in the new building while the current restaurant still welcomes customers every day of the week. The project is expected to be completed in late May or early June depending on what surprises the building work throws at us. Once complete, we will perform the move as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
We are very excited about this new phase in The Stone Grill’s development. It is a new challenge and a new opportunity to introduce more diners to the steak on a stone experience. We can’t wait!
We are also grateful that our concept has been supported so well by all of you. We never dreamed that the restaurant or our ideas would be so popular. Given how much competition there is in Blackpool, it’s safe to say that the last year has exceeded all our expectations.
So we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported The Stone Grill and who have dined with us since we opened. We cordially invite you to do so again in our new restaurant once it opens. We’ll let you know nearer the time just when that will be!