Square deal for Liberation Group

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Tuesday 05 April 2016

The Liberation Group continues to push boundaries in the Channel Islands’ hospitality market with the opening of its new venue ‘The Square’.

The Square is the cornerstone of a prestigious new development on the Island’s thriving and vibrant Weighbridge quarter, which features a large public square and the award-winning Jersey Museum & Art Gallery as well as a number of other bars and clubs.  Set on the ground floor of the restored former Southampton Hotel, The Square has seating for 110 and further capacity for 30 standing at the bar, as well as a new al fresco area, and is aimed at those who want a good night out but don’t necessarily want to go to a club.

The £1.4m investment represents the latest move by the company to provide high standard bars and restaurants offering stylish food and drink to Jersey’s value and quality conscious population. Unlike many other venues in Jersey, The Square is open until 1am from Wednesday to Saturday and will take food orders until 10pm seven days a week 

Liberation Group installed a Josper solid fuel enclosed grill with self-cleaning extractor canopies and in-house smoking of food to make the Square stand out from the competition. The menu features locally sourced seafood, steaks and barbecue dishes, as well as an Afternoon Menu and Sunday Brunch.

Kenrick Brooks, Operations Director for Liberation Group, oversaw the project and says, “The Square is a new experience for Jersey. It’s a great place for people who want to eat, drink and be entertained in St Helier. It’s a one-off because it would only work well in this location, right at the heart of the night-time scene in Jersey but equally perfectly located for business lunches, or for relaxing when there is something going on in Weighbridge Square opposite.”

Mark Crowther, CEO of Liberation Group said, “We continue to pursue a strategy of investment in high quality pubs, bars and restaurants, either through refurbishment or acquisition. In this case we have got in, quite literally, on the ground floor on a completely blank canvas. The restoration of the historic Southampton Hotel site, now known as Weighbridge Place, has been a closely followed affair in the Island and the opening of The Square has caused quite a buzz. We have been extremely busy in the first few weeks since opening, which just confirms there is a demand for this style of bar and restaurant.”

For more information about The Square visit www.thesquare.je

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