PRESTWICK'S newest venue will open its doors to the public tonight - after a seven-figure investment.

Vic’s & The Vine will host its 'soft opening' night tonight (Saturday, May 11) ahead of the official opening on May 16, after owners Buzzworks closed the doors on the former Elliot's and revamped the premises.

The venue will be open to the public from around 7.30pm and entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

The bar and restaurant, which has traded as Elliots since 2003, will reopen as Vic’s & The Vine in the coming weeks – and is described as “a venue of two halves”.

Vic’s will be a ‘modern take’ on a traditional bar, featuring live sport and daily entertainment as well as DJs until 2.30am on weekends like its predecessor. Three 500-litre beer tanks above the bar will enable the venue to offer tank lager.

The Vine, meanwhile, will comprise a 150-cover restaurant, which will offer food from breakfast til late, and a private dining area.

The interior of Vic’s and The Vine, the design of which was led by Jim Hamilton, will sport various features, including a hand-painted ceiling, a fireplace, and a new glass roof in part of the bar.