A glamorous new champagne bar from Italian restaurant San Carlo has been unveiled at the intu Trafford Centre.
The new San Carlo Champagne Bar forms part of the ongoing transformation of Selfridges in the shopping mall, which also unveiled its expanded accessories space on the ground floor on Monday.
The latest opening from the family-run Italian restaurant will be open all day inside the store, offering more than ten choices of champagne and prosecco by the glass and by the bottle, 18 of the best gins from across Manchester and the world, and a range of cocktails including low and no alcohol options as well as coffees and teas.
Prosecco starts from £8.50 a glass, while champagne starts at £10.90 a glass. You can also buy Dom Perignon and Cristal by the bottle for £195 and £250 respectively.
There will also be a specially curated menu of small plates, sandwiches and salads and desserts. The menu also includes a luxurious caviar or oyster offering for those who like the finer things in life – caviar starts at £48 for 30g, while you can opt for oysters in threes (£7), six (£13) or nine (£19).
The bar design is suitably San Carlo, with plush leather seating around a gleaming marble bar while a giant sculptural cloud chandelier floats above.
Inspired by the warm effervescence of bubbling champagne and the heritage of Italian Murano glass chandeliers, the 20 foot wide cloud chandelier is comprised of 1000 individual cast glass discs, each one hand made in the Veneto region of Italy.
It becomes the sixth San Carlo offering across Greater Manchester from the group that has now expanded across the globe, and continues the brand’s relationship with Selfridges after the success of the Bottega and Gran Cafe Italian offerings in the Exchange Square store.
And there’s plenty more to entice shoppers into the new-look Selfridges ground floor, with its expanded contemporary accessories space featuring luxury brands including Coach, Danse Lente, DKNY, Elleme, Kate Spade, Kurt Geiger, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, See By Chloe, Staud, Strathberry, Vivienne Westwood and Yuzefi.
The new space also welcomes new services courtesy of The Restory, the London based luxury one-stop repair shop which will open its very first destination outside the capital at Selfridges Trafford.
The Restory is a one-of-a-kind service that expands the possibilities of a shoe repair shop to deliver top-flight restoration services for any quality leather or fabric accessory including recolouring, re-stitching, embellishment and, when feasible and requested, design alteration of handbags and shoes.
The second of the three-phase unveiling of Selfridges’ new Accessories Hall now sees an increased contemporary offer adding to the lavish mix of luxury designer accessories labels housed in the transformed phase one space opened earlier in April.
Due for completion in September, the final phase of the redevelopment will welcome further exciting services and brands. An events programme is also due to be announced in the coming weeks, giving Selfridges shoppers exclusive brand experiences.
The renovation of the Accessories department forms part of Selfridges Trafford Masterplan which last year saw the unveiling of a new Beauty Hall complete with 170 brands.