New name for Gary Rhodes' Plymouth Dome restaurant
CELEBRITY chef Gary Rhodes has renamed his planned new restaurant on the Hoe in Plymouth.
The restaurant, which is expected to open in the Dome this summer, was to be called Rhodes West.
Now the TV star of shows such as 'Rhodes Around Britain' and 'Gary's Perfect Christmas' has decided instead to call the 105-cover restaurant Rhodes @ The Dome.
Kat Newsom, who will co-ordinate weddings in the Dome's function suites, said the name change had been decided in the past few weeks.
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"Rhodes West was the initial idea, but it didn't fit in with the vision we had for the Dome," she said.
"We wanted to identify it strongly as Plymouth rather than West Country.
"The contractors will shortly be on site and the interior designers have already started their work.
"Rhodes @ The Dome is going to have a quite stunning interior to match the very special location and the amazing views."
Rhodes @ The Dome will have two separate dining suites, a full bar in the original Dome and an outside terrace for alfresco dining and entertaining.
The main events area will be on the ground floor, catering for functions up to 250 and with a presentation suite for corporate and educational purposes.
The £1.5million project is expected to create more than 50 full-time and part-time jobs.
Ms Newsom will launch the weddings package at The Herald's Westcountry Wedding Show in the Plymouth Pavilions tomorrow.
She said yesterday that the first date available for weddings would be the end of July or early August.
The first ten couples to book their weddings at the venue will get £1,000 off the price.
The Dome's main function room will be able to host wedding breakfasts for up to 250 people complete with its own stage and dance floor.
There will be a separate and private wedding chapel for up to 80 guests, and a separate bar and reception area.
"The venue will always be exclusively yours for the duration of your function," Ms Newsom said.
"It is the most special day of the bride's life and we need to make sure the venue matches that special occasion status in every possible way."
The Westcountry Wedding Show is at Plymouth Pavilions tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. The runway shows are at 12.30pm and 2.30 pm.
Tickets are available on the day at £5 or in advance from Plymouth Pavilions box office. Under 14s get in free if accompanied by an adult.
Bookings for Rhodes @ The Dome are being accepted from today on the website, www.rhodesatthedome.co.uk.