ALBURY’S first rooftop restaurant and bar at the Albion Hotel will open for business on November 18.
Spectacular views taking in Dean Street, Monument Hill and other city landmarks will be a feature of the indoor and outdoor dining areas on the top floor of the hotel.
An original plan to provide a rooftop beer garden was scrapped in favour of a tapas restaurant and bar.
“The aim is to provide a fine dining experience with views to match,” co-owner Brendon Cooper said.
“As rules have changed our thoughts have changed.
“But it will work by getting the right customers up here.
“We are pitching it more at people who have got an appreciation of food and an appreciation of having a drink with their meal.
“It is not just a place to come and have a drink.
“It will be a tapas menu and you can have a small meal with your drink.”
The restaurant and bar has been licensed to midnight and Sunday breakfast will be served between 9am and noon.
Bookings will be limited to 80 people and inquiries are already starting to roll in.
The area will be known as Azotea which is Spanish for roof terrace with the deck area built on the existing roof.
Construction started in February in what will be the final stage of a total renovation costing more than $3 million which started four years ago.
“We thought it was a worthwhile investment,” Mr Cooper said.
The hotel has developed two function rooms on upstairs levels as part of the makeover.
The Albion Hotel was designed in 1941 and was one of the buildings spotlighted during the recent Albury — Delightfully Deco exhibition.