A bar and restaurant hoping to become the biggest tourist attraction in Swadlincote has given a sneak peek inside as it prepares to fully reopen after a major revamp.

The Balearic Eye, in West Street, Swadlincote, is described as an "acid house-themed street food restaurant" and already boasts 38 staff working from the former Empire Cinema building, whose history stems back more than 100 years.

Among its more unusual specialities are the Mr Fingers Maple Syrup Burger, which includes beef, pork, bacon, maple syrup, onion, gherkins and American cheese; and the Biscoff Burger, which is a single patty smothered with Biscoff spread crumbled Biscoff biscuits and cheese in a bun.

Inside, the restaurant is being getting ready for its May 17 reopening, but has already opened its Showtime Space Terrace for outdoor dining - in a nod to its cinematic history. It is also offering takeaways.

Inside, the venue is littered with acid house memorabilia and album covers, as well as multi-coloured mood lighting, paying homage to the underground dance music that dominated clubs in the late 80s and 90s.

Have a look at the photos for a sneak peek inside:

Bosses had hoped to kickstart its reopening with a bang on April 12 after advertising a night starring Joy Division's Peter Hook and house music and Balearic DJ Trevor Fung.

However, after the Government banned live outdoor music, the bar had to postpone the date which has now been rescheduled for May 17.

Live music is only permitted as long it is complimentary to customers' drinks and not the main purpose of the visit. Venues also cannot charge for admission to the event.

Co-owner Marquess Van Mumu - whose name has been formally changed by deed pole - said: "I intend to make the Balearic Eye into the biggest tourist attraction in Swadlincote.

"We are from Swadlincote. This is passion over profit."