Signature Living has unveiled its plans for city centre bar and restaurant Alma De Cuba.

The Liverpool-based property developer announced its £3.1m acquisition of the former church earlier this year, and is still planning an Alma-themed hotel to sit next door to the Seel Street venue.

This summer, Signature will launch its first phase of improvements at the existing Alma De Cuba site.

One of Alma De Cuba's bars

Among the plans are a samba afternoon tea, as well as cocktail and dance masterclasses combined with a tasty lunch service.

Having purchased the rights to the Alma name, Signature said it was keen to celebrate the venue鈥檚 Latin American roots.

The lunch menu will see a complete revamp, changing from a la carte to Cuban tapas.

In the evening, diners will be able to choose from a variety of classic Cuban dishes. The menus will be presented in Bibles, while cocktail and drinks lists will be displayed in hymn books.

Alma De Cuba's outdoor terrace

The company has promised a 鈥渢ouch up鈥?of the current bar and restaurant set up, including a new private dining room for larger groups or those who desire extra privacy.

There will be live music on a daily basis, and a new cast of actors and dancers should help create a vibrant, colourful atmosphere.

Current fans of Alma De Cuba can breathe easy, however, as the renowned petal shower and samba dancers will remain.

Signature Living said it hoped to get started on the adjoining hotel soon. It will be linked to Alma De Cuba via a tunnel.

The altar at Alma De Cuba on Seel Street

The development will also see the creation of an additional level in the restaurant, sitting above the current mezzanine area.

Additionally, the company hopes to use another of the venue鈥檚 special features for an underground bar.

A spokesperson said: 鈥淪ignature Living will eventually look to explore the venue鈥檚 underground crypt and transform it into Liverpool鈥檚 most special and spectacular speakeasy with a fantastic concept that will become the city鈥檚 must-visit bar.?/p>

The plans look to be part of an effort to revive the fortunes of the Alma De Cuba bar and brand.

When Signature took over the venue, boss Lawrence Kenwright said that while business was strong on Saturdays, more could be done during the rest of the week.

These plans could help bring in money during the week, with a more steady, reliable footfall that transforms Alma into an all-day destination.

Alma De Cuba, formerly St Peter鈥檚 Catholic church, opened as a bar in 2005 and quickly became a celebrity favourite. LFC held their players鈥?party at the venue following the team鈥檚 2006 FA Cup Win, and Liz McClarnon used it as the backdrop to her debut solo video 鈥榃oman In Love鈥?