Restaurateur Ross Arceri has come out of retirement in Monaco to run a new 270-cover bar and restaurant in Newcastle called Rosco’s.
Arceri, who ran Uno’s and Scalinis in the city before retiring to Monaco, will run the venue on the site of the former Coco’Mos restaurant with his wife Dawn.
The restaurant was bought by Tandem Bars for an undisclosed sum from administrators Begbies Traynor who took it over in May from former owners Absolute Leisure when they could no longer continue trading.
Mark Worley of Christie & Co, the agent in charge of the sale, said: “We are delighted to sell such a high-profile Newcastle restaurant and see it brought back to life by one of the region’s most notable and successful restaurant figures. We wish Ross all the best with this new venture.”
Arceri said he was ‘delighted’ to be back in Newcastle. “This is not an everyday bar, lounge or restaurant - Rosco’s promises to be a hot favourite for people who enjoy great food surrounded by style,” he said.
The venue, which opened last week, has been given a new interior with dark leather walls, polished wood and moody lighting. The menu will have a Mediterranean focus with a relaxed café-bar turning into a more sophisticated restaurant in the evening.