Take a well-known city hotspot, mix in some classic Hollywood movie-inspired opulence, add a collection of timeless furniture pieces and a twist of cool, subtle colours and serve on ice with Bolinger, great conversation and a menu to die for. The result: an Absolute revamp of one of Truro’s most popular venues – Mannings Hotel Bar & Restaurant.
Tasked by mother and daughter team Lynn and Nicky Manning to create a destination worthy of offering the very best food, wine and cocktails, the Absolute design team have given the newly-renovated Georgian townhouse a cosmopolitan interior that incorporates black and white fashion images and sculptural lighting features along with a colour palette of pale blue, silver and gold. Light and welcoming by day, sultry and atmospheric by night, the new Mannings offers both intimacy and sophistication by the champagne bucket load.
“We’ve already had some great feedback from our clientele,” says Lynn. “We wanted Mannings to be a real talking point and to give it unrivalled finesse and Absolute have done just that. They used the space to its full potential and created a wonderfully elegant interior that takes the customer experience to a whole new level. The results are stunning.”
Helen Stephens of Absolute adds: “For the Mannings interior we drew a great deal of inspiration from the golden age of Hollywood – after all it epitomises a timeless sense of grandeur and lavishness. But while the new venue itself is incredibly chic we’ve also made sure it maintains a sense of comfort and accessibility. It’s stylish and memorable but also functional – the perfect place to eat, drink and socialise.”