Refurbishment for Le Metro

Le Metro / Grand Salon, Somerset House, Halifax.
Le Metro / Grand Salon, Somerset House, Halifax.
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One of Calderdale’s best known restaurants is to get a complete make-over.

Lively cafe bar and brassiere Le Metro, which is housed in elegant Georgian listed Somerset House, Halifax is turning its back on its Art deco-style design for a new contemporary look.

Out goes the bold orange and black colour scheme along with the bronze figures, pictures, marble and velvet seating and in comes a cleaner, less fussy, eclectic look.

One of the biggest changes will be a members-only bar where people can simply drink or enjoy nibbles. Interest parties will be asked to fill out a form to get an exclusive members card.

Gill Turczak who is behind the refurbishment said the new-look Le Metro will be unrecognisable. “We have been open five years and while people love the Art deco-style it is definitely time for a change. I’ve spent six months planning the new look and can’t wait to see people’s reactions. It will have a vibrant, unique ambiance, and the restaurant will have a new menu too, so it really is exciting times ahead.”

Gill now runs Le Metro with the help of her daughter, Tess, and the pair are planning to close the doors at the beginning of January 2015 for workmen to move in. It will re-open the same month with a launch party.

“We have got a really busy Christmas ahead – we are almost full on Christmas day and Boxing Day and only have one Saturday left in December for parties in our Grand Salon upstairs. We plan to see the year out in style and really start 2015 with a fresh start!,” says Gill.