by JENNY MONROE
Derek Patterson of Barretro which is back with
a new look following a devastating fire six months ago.
BARRETRO is back six months after the
Hillsborough establishment was engulfed in flames in an arson
The Patterson family opened the doors of the
popular bar and restaurant last week and were delighted by the
number of people who flocked to see its brand new look.
As the official opening night got underway last
Thursday, owner Derek Patterson said he and his family were
touched by the support shown by past patrons and the "good will
of the community.
Looking around the bar it is hard to believe
that such a spectacular transformation has taken place in a
matter of months. Back in May Mr. Patterson said Barretro would
"bite back" and he has kept his word.
"The turnaround is quite an achievement and I
think the hard work and determination has paid dividends with
the smart new look we have achieved. It really has something for
everyone and is a true Euro bar with an Italian chic theme," he
"The Retro experience now consists of an
early morning cafe culture progressing into a light snack or
lunch where all the family are welcome. There is an underlying
importance that children are made to feel special."
He continued: "From the response so far it is
clear that Barretro will continue to be one of those venues
where you can talk and socialise with friends, boogy if you wish
or nip outside for a quick puff in classy outdoor surroundings."
Clearly proud of the bar's rise from the
ashes Mr. Patterson said he was looking forward to being able to
offer his customers Italian influenced cuisine.
"It really is an exciting time for us and I
hope our customers will appreciate the all round casual approach
to the entire dining experience where you can relax and put time
at the back of your mind just like you would on holidays.
"It's good to be back."