Loungers has announced its accelerated rollout plan remains firmly on track, with four sites opened since it announced its 200th Lounge opening on 13 September 2023.

The all-day café, bar, and restaurant operator has also opened its 36th Cosy Club and first site in Oxford, and sees scope for at least four new Lounge sites in the suburbs of the city.

The Oxford Cosy Club is located in the Cheng Yu Tung building opened by Jesus College last year, with two private dining rooms and an interior that combines elements of the arts and crafts movement and Victoriana, with nods to Biba-esq styling from the swinging sixties.

The three new Lounge sites are Alfredo Lounge in Louth, Lincolnshire; Bordo Lounge in Carlisle; and Muro Lounge in Hexham. All three are former retail sites and aim to bring footfall and breathe new life into high streets.

Like all Lounges, the new sites will have an all-day food and drink offer, with each opening typically representing an investment of up to £1m into the local high street.

The business has reiterated its belief that there is scope for at least 600 Lpunges across the UK, and intends to open 34 new sites across its brands in the current financial year.

Nick Collins, CEO of Loungers, said: “Our accelerated site roll-out plan remains firmly on track, and we’re delighted with the four new sites that we’ve opened in the last few weeks. It’s particularly pleasing to be increasing our presence in the North through the openings in Carlisle and Hexham, and we see significant potential for more sites in both the North West and the North East.

“It’s also great to be finally opening a Cosy Club in Oxford. It’s a city that’s been on our list for quite some time and we’ve been really pleased with trade in its first few weeks. Our ambitions for Oxford don’t end there and, in time, we see scope for bringing at least four new Lounge sites to the suburbs of the city.”