New eatery to open at former Swizzle South Shore site
A new seafood restaurant and bar is to open on the site of the former Swizzle South Shore in Warwick.
Fisherman and restaurateur Delvin Bean will next week open the eatery Lost in the Triangle at the corner of South Road and Dunscombe Road.
The new outlet is the successor to the original LITT restaurant on Reid Street in Hamilton, which closed on December 1.
The Hamilton restaurant was a multiple prize winner, claiming People’s Choice Awards for best dinner menu from 2017 through 2019 in the annual Restaurant Weeks promotion, and also claiming best lunch menu twice, in 2017 and 2019.
Mr Bean, co-owner of the Paradise One sports fishing charter business, said the new restaurant will deliver the same focus on fresh seafood that made the original LITT popular.
He added: “Everyone is craving this food – we won so many awards, and people are missing what we had.
“People are calling asking when we are going to open, they are trying to book reservations and private parties, because they know the quality of food that we have.”
Mr Bean said the restaurant is expecting visits from the health and fire departments before the weekend, and awaits approvals from the Department of Immigration.
Provided all goes to plan, he said LITT will open next week.
Mr Bean, who was on site yesterday, said the prospect of al fresco dining attracted him to the new location, as well as the absence of stairs; the Reid Street restaurant was on the second floor.
He added: “As soon as it came up, when the Swizzle Inn left, I tracked down the landlord, and put a bid in.”
Mr Bean said the restaurant will feature new tables and chairs, new outdoor furniture, new floors, fresh paint, plus a revamped bar area.
He added: “We have freshened the place a little bit, given it a new look.”
Mr Bean said LITT will have 17 staff, up from the seven employed on Reid Street.
The restaurant will feature 70-inch and 50-inch televisions for sports lovers, and will open for breakfast on Sundays for fans of the Premier League.
Mr Bean said LITT will have “full wi-fi” as well as a “virtual room” that will be available for business meetings or social gatherings and will allow patrons to conduct Zoom meetings via a 70-inch TV.
Aside from on-site dining, he said the restaurant will offer takeout, as well as delivery via Sargasso Sea and Five Star.
Mr Bean added that the phone number for reservations, 296-0094, will be operable early next week.