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7:00 AM 2nd October 2021
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Singapore Opulence Arrives In Leeds

Raffles-inspired grandeur influenced the interior design of Grand Pacific, Leeds – one of the city’s newest restaurant additions at the refurbished Queens Hotel.

latest addition to The Living Ventures Group’s restaurant portfolio.

Situated in the iconic Queens Hotel Leeds that has stood in the heart of the city for over 80 years, The Living Ventures Group knew that it had to create a truly spectacular space for the latest Grand Pacific restaurant and bar. Echoing the distinctive style of its twin predecessor in Manchester, the Leeds venue boasts a sumptuous interior, reminiscent of the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Paying homage to The Queens Hotel’s rich heritage, the Grand Pacific restaurant
and bar is a ‘21st-century reincarnation of golden-age opulence’, merging the tropical influences of the Pacific with old-world grandeur. The all-day restaurant and bar opened this summer as part of the Grade II hotel’s £16 million refurbishment. With deep button upholstery, ornate palm tree furnishings, and a luxurious colour palette of emerald and gold, Grand Pacific perfectly complements the hotel’s original art deco features.

The jewel in the restaurant’s crown is a 15 foot bespoke chandelier, creating a show-stopping focal point. The spectacular light-fitting adds a touch of contemporary flair to the regal space and that all

The 40 seat bar area is illuminated by a grand palm tree light fixture and looks through to the main restaurant area. Decorative tabletop lamps were added to create warm pockets of light, creating a low-level 1920s-style ambience.

Decorative details such as ornamental pineapples, crystal light fixtures, and ornate, gilded gold mirrors were added to accentuate the lavish and eclectic style.

The 100-cover restaurant, private dining rooms and bar offers flavours from far-flung lands fused together with quintessential British classics. The all-day menu features dishes such as ‘Asian spiced Duck Cottage Pie’ and ‘Tempura Szechuan sea bass’, as well as lunchtime favourites such as ‘Teriyaki Steak Sandwich’ alongside its popular ‘Business of Lunch’ set menu.

Find out more about Grand Pacific: https://grandpacific.uk.com/