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Impero Lounge, Portishead
Neil Sutor, John Gittings, Tony Daw, Theo Guy (Executive Chef, Loungers) and Alex Reilley (MD, Loungers)


Loungers Ltd is celebrated the launch of their newest south west venture by helping a launch of a very different kind. The Bristol based restaurant/café/bar group opened Impero Lounge in Portishead with the help of the volunteer crew members from the Portishead & Bristol Lifeboat.

To celebrate the opening, the group is donating 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee bought at Impero Lounge during March.

Loungers Ltd has transformed the former Budgens unit into a cosy, retro home from home, in the eclectic style Bristolians have come to love from the Group. Portishead was chosen as a key location due to its diverse demographic and densely populated residential neighbourhood.

Jeremy Burton-Dickie Operations Manager, Loungers says: “We’re really looking forward to becoming part of the community here in Portishead. The Lifeboat Trust is a huge part of that so we thought it was important to actively fundraise for this amazing and completely voluntary charity. Portishead residents and locals can tuck in to a delicious burger or enjoy an excellent coffee safe in the knowledge they’re doing something good at the same time.”

Impero Lounge will cater for all tastes throughout the day. Whether you’re looking for coffee in town, a business lunch with colleagues or a lazy all-day brunch, Impero Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The menu features everything from authentic tapas, spicy peri-peri chicken breast burger to wild boar and apple sausage and mash… or there’s the ever changing specials board. Little people are well catered for with their very own kids’ menu.

John Gittings, Portishead Lifeboat Trust says: “We are funded entirely by donations and bequests. Donations come not only from the people of Portishead, whose generosity and tremendous support has not gone unnoticed over the past decade, but also from organisations such as the Loungers and we’re delighted they have chosen to support us in celebrating the opening of Impero Lounge.”

The Portishead Lifeboat Trust is a registered charity with a mission statement “To save and protect the lives of the general public, in particular by the provision of a Lifeboat in the Severn Estuary centred on Portishead. The Trust was founded in 1995, after the Portishead Yacht & Sailing Club marine rescue service was closed down after 25 years.

Impero Lounge opened its doors on March 7th, and will be open every day from 8am to 11pm with food served until 10pm.


Impero Lounge, 60 High Street, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6HE


One thought on “Impero Lounge, Portishead launches with help of Lifeboat Crew”

  1. Nice place but, sort the entrance door out! It bangs shut to the point it drove us mad so, we left and went to costa, they have a soft close door.

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