New brunch lounge offering 'amazing food' opens in Kenilworth

Fossato Lounge in Kenilworth is now open
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A brand-new cafe and bar hailed as 'an amazing place' offering 'fabulous food' has opened in Kenilworth. Loungers PLC opened Fossato Lounge on Saturday, June 29 and has already proved a hit with customers.

Bosses say Fossato Lounge is a 'home-from-home' offering 'delicious food and drinks'. They aim to bring people together, with their 'unique atmosphere' changing hour by hour with each new wave of customers, with their aim for every customer 'leaving happy'.

The lounge offers an all-day menu, featuring brunch, sandwiches, flatbreads, tapas, salads, burgers, puddings, and cakes, with their very own gluten-free and vegan menu. There are also board games, colouring books and pencils for children, and refreshments for canine guests.

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Here are some of the dishes on offer at Fossato Lounge:

  • Big Lounge Breakfast - Smoked back bacon, Cumberland sausages, hash browns, baked beans, roasted tomatoes, black pudding, button mushrooms, two fried eggs, and two slices of white or brown toast. £15.50.

  • Miami Brunch With Chorizo - Cheddar & sweetcorn fritters, chorizo, chopped tomato, avocado, black bean & sweetcorn salsa, pickled red onion, coriander, Aleppo chilli, crumbled feta, and two poached eggs. £13.65.

  • Twisted Chicken Club Ciabatta - Buttermilk fried chicken, smoked streaky bacon, mature cheddar, edamame guacamole, tomato, spinach, and chipotle mayo. £10.25.

  • Halloumi Burger - Crispy-crumbed halloumi, hummus, roasted peppers, tomato, red onion, and chipotle chilli jam. £11.95.

  • Caribbean Cauliflower Curry - Fried cauliflower with sugar snap peas and red peppers in a spicy coconut and pineapple curry sauce, with lime & coriander rice and pickled red onion. £11.95.

  • Nasi Goreng - Malaysian-style fried rice with chicken and king prawns, red chilli, spring onion, sesame seeds and chilli sauce, topped with a fried egg. £13.95.

  • Chocolate Salted Caramel Sundae - Vanilla ice cream, Belgian chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce, brownie bites and whipped cream. £7.50

  • Passion Fruit Semifreddo - Biscuit-based gelato slice with berry compote. £7.50.

The cafe and bar was the former Shakespeare's Hospice charity shop in Abbey End, which has been transformed with oversized vintage sofas, lounge chairs, heavily patterned wallpapers, and artwork. Despite only being open for a few days, customers have praised the lounge for its 'fantastic service' and 'excellent food'.

Freya Ingate said: "What an amazing place! Great service, so friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. Will be back."

Hayley Kent went to Fossato twice in one day: "Visited twice yesterday, breakfast was amazing. Later we nipped in for drinks and ended up staying for food. The staff were very warm and friendly and soon went out of their way to get us a table. I had the delicious chicken curry."

Olivia Cunningham added: "Fantastic service with friendly and welcoming staff. Highly recommend a cherry Bakewell cocktail, they are delicious. Fabulous food as well with a great presentation.

Loungers was originally founded in 2002 by three friends, Alex Reilley, Dave Reid, and Jake Bishop. They spent years in restaurant and bar trade, and decided to have their venture as they 'wanted somewhere to drink themselves'. They opened their first 'Lounge' in August 2002 with hospitality, comfort, and familiarity being their focus over the past 20 years and have brands across the UK.

Where to find Fossato Lounge:

  • Location: 1 Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1QH

  • Opening times: 9am-11pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am-12am Friday and Saturday

For more information about Fossato Lounge, visit the website.

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