Just loung­ing around …

New café opens in town cen­tre

The Wokingham Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By GEMMA DAVID­SON gdavid­son@wok­ing­ham­pa­per.co.uk

A VI­BRANT new cafe bar, serv­ing break­fast, lunch and din­ner, has opened in Wok­ing­ham town cen­tre.

Lo­cated in Cen­tral Walk, close to Waitrose, Sedero Lounge is the lat­est ad­di­tion to the Lounge chain, which also has lo­ca­tions in Wood­ley (Bosco Lounge) and Caver­sham (Alto Lounge).

Breath­ing new life into the dusty old Bailey’s House, Sedero Lounge is a fam­i­lyfriendly, and dog-friendly, des­ti­na­tion for friends, work­ers and cou­ples who are look­ing for tasty food, a com­fort­ing cup of cof­fee or a stylish cock­tail in the cen­tre of town.

Gen­eral man­ager Claire Spence, who of­fi­cially opened the new lounge last night (Wednesday) said: “We are re­ally ex­cited to be in Wok­ing­ham.

“We have in­cluded nods to the town’s past dot­ted around the cafe, even the name has a lo­cal link.

“Rose Street used to be the lo­ca­tion of the town’s silk in­dus­try, and silk in Span­ish is ‘seda’. As all of the Lounges names end in ‘o’, we used the ad­jec­tive of seda to cre­ate sedero.

“We want our cus­tomers to feel like they are at a home from home when they visit Sedero, we want them to make it their own.

“It is a very homely place, as with our other lo­ca­tions, there are pic­tures and paint­ings on the wall, some of which are of mem­bers of the own­ers’ fam­i­lies!

“We have only just opened, so we are learn­ing what our cus­tomers want. We have spent months col­lect­ing the ta­bles, which are all dif­fer­ent, the light fit­tings and the rest of the fur­ni­ture to make it a truly unique space.

“We have a games cor­ner which has al­ready be­come an un­of­fi­cial chil­dren’s area, which is great be­cause we want to start a pro­gramme of ac­tiv­ity ses­sions which our cus­tomers and staff can get in­volved in.”

The out­side of Sedero Lounge is also set for a trans­for­ma­tion, as an out­door seat­ing area com­plete with heaters is due to be com­pleted.

Claire con­tin­ued: “We want Sedero to be a year-round des­ti­na­tion, where peo­ple can pop in after work, or meet up with friends for brunch at the week­end, or even come to spend New Year’s Eve with us.

“We’re not tak­ing book­ings for the fes­tive pe­riod yet, but we have al­ready had a lot of en­quiries! New Year at a Lounge is like going round your aunt’s house for a party, it’s re­laxed and fun, where fam­i­lies can bring the kids, and even bring their dogs along too!”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Sedero Lounge visit th­elounges.co.uk/sedero

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