The Rabbit Bar and Restaurant opens with enchanting new dining experience

ABOVE: Galgorm Collection Managing Director, Colin Johnston, tries out the dining experience at the recently opened Rabbit in Templepatrick.

GALGORM Collection has officially revealed the name of its new-look boutique hotel, ‘The Rabbit’, formerly known as the Templeton, and announced the opening of its brand new Rabbit Bar & Restaurant.

Burrowed in the heart of the picturesque village of Templepatrick, County Antrim, The Rabbit Bar and Restaurant exudes sass, with a chic interior, bespoke lighting and eclectic décor for an unforgettable dining experience. Taking centre stage is The Rabbit’s show-stopping bar, adorned with glistening bronze, where expert mixologists shake up the finest libations.

With a menu inspired by the American Deep South, featuring seasonal, local produce and the finest cuts of meat, The Rabbit is the perfect den for couples, friends and families to escape, with a menu designed for sharing.

The Rabbit Bar & Restaurant seats up to 180 and boasts a large outdoor terrace for al fresco dining, offering stunning views of the property’s newly installed garden.

Galgorm Collection acquired the former Templeton Hotel last year and is currently undergoing a £7 million investment. Extensive refurbishment work has been undertaken to upgrade the hotel’s 24 guest rooms and develop a new outdoor spa offering, due to open later this year. The Rabbit Bar & Restaurant refurbishment represents an investment of £2.5 million into the property.

Galgorm Collection Managing Director, Colin Johnston, said: “With more people holidaying at home, the Rabbit Bar & Restaurant provides a new and exciting hospitality experience – and it’s just in time for summer. The multi-million pound project to transform and redevelop the former Templeton Hotel commenced in October last year and it represents a significant investment in the local economy, cementing our longstanding commitment to support and grow our tourism industry. We’re excited to reveal The Rabbit’s new name and announce plans for its full opening later this year. While work continues on preparations for the hotel’s accommodation and spa area, it’s fantastic to be able to unlock the doors to The Rabbit Bar & Restaurant and welcome locals and visitors alike.

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