I saved these photos on a draft a good couple of months ago and the shit blogger that I've turned into forgot and never got around to writing a post to go with them! A couple of months ago I was invited to the launch night of the new Novello Lounge Café Bar in Telford so me and Nick went along for the evening to try out their amazing tapas menu and check out the newest hotspot in Telford.
Novello Lounge is in the Southwater area of Telford town centre and has a really modern look outside which you can't miss. It looks really sophisticated and inviting. The interior inside was super chic and relaxed with board games and the art on the walls. It was a cute little place with dim lights which just made you feel so cosy.
We made the rooky mistake of driving as it was free (yes.. free!) food and drink all evening for those who were lucky enough to be invited but it meant that Nick could try the beers that were available and I may have had the 1 cocktail.
The tapas was flowing and being replenished all evening and the team were amazing at recommending dishes and bringing out dishes that you wanted to try.. my favoutites were definitely the beef and pork meatballs, the hommous, the honey-glazed 5 spice pork while Nick was re-ordering the sautéed chorizo as well as the sweet potato and butternut squash with chilli jam!
The menu itself at Novello Lounge is great as it has a huge variety of foods from tapas dishes to burgers as well as fish and steak dishes. Novello Lounge also do a brunch menu (which we've actually been back for 3 times!) but most impressively, they do a gluten free specialised menu which I think in this day and age is so important. This was one of the things that stood out to me on the evening.
Novello Lounge just makes you feel so relaxed and at home and so at ease with it being the perfect place to meet up with friends whether it's just for coffee or cocktails, or even a 3 course meal (helloooooo Apple Crumble Cheesecake!) or tapas party. It was a brilliant night and it was made even more special by bumping into friends and meeting new people along with meeting the wonderful team who work there; all beaming smiles and hard working.
We have actually been back to Novello Lounge and done the 30 mile round trip just to eat here a number of times since the launch night and each time we've tried a new meal or a different cocktail and each time we've been left wanting to come back before we've already left. There's not a lot of places like this in Telford so this is a must for anyone who wants to try somewhere new for a relaxing date night with a nice meal or meeting up with friends over brunch.