Lona Pintxos Bar, has opened last month in the Victorian town of Armadale with a creative dining concept for groups or individuals.
Charles Sedgley, owner of the successful European restaurant Barça Food and Wine, has teamed up with his entrepreneur brother, Edward Sedgley to bring the groove of Barça-Lona to Armadale.
The concept was derived through Charles Sedgley’s travels to Spain where he fell in love with the fun and vibrant honesty system of a pintxos bar.
Pintxos (‘spike’ in Spanish) is a style of tapas that has its origins in San Sebastián, Spain. The concept is simple – food is both laid out throughout the bar and brought around in a ‘take what you like’ fashion. Each food item, usually a small tapas-size portion, is held together by a spike. Customers take what they like, keep the spikes and then pay later.
In addition, Lona has a funky New York style fit out, the boutique Spanish beer Estrella Galicia on tap, a wide variety of cocktails and a 50+ bottle wine list comprising a blend of Spanish, Australian and European wines.