Saturday Late Night events are returning to Shrewsbury Market Hall after a break of more than 18 months.
Dates have been set for August 7, September 18, October 30 and December 4 following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
A selection of cafes and bars will open up until 10 pm and a range of retail stalls will also open late.
“These are family-friendly evenings when the market takes on a continental-style nightlife appeal,” said Facilities Manager Kate Gittins. “People come to enjoy delicious food and drink and get the chance to shop a unique collection of independent retail stalls at a more leisurely pace. Our first event ‘though will be smaller than usual, as we’ll be dipping our toe in the water after the experience of the last 18 months. We’ve set four dates until the end of the year, but these are subject to any future restrictions that the Government may re-introduce due to the pandemic. Some precautions will remain in place to help protect our customers and traders. We’ll continue to operate a one-way system up and down the stairs, although the one-way system has been removed from the gallery floor. Customers may wish to wear masks unless seated at tables.”
The market has seen a clutch of new food and drinks businesses open in recent months, including Petit Glou wine bar café and the restaurant Moreish. These will both be open late on August 7, along with House of Yum, Moli Tea House, Gindifferent bar and Tom”s Table. Indian Street Food has yet to confirm whether it will be opening for the evening (see below for more details).
Bars and Cafes open on August 7th:
Gindifferent – Gin, wine, cocktails, Prosecco, lagers and more
House of Yum – Yummy Thai street food
Indian Street Food – Meat and vegan Punjabi curries. Takeaways only. No bookings.
Moli Tea House – Dim Sum, craft ale, wine and real Chinese tea. Walk-ins and takeaway available 5.30 pm - 9 pm
Moreish – South American Tapas Taster set menu. Bookings are essential with sittings at 6 pm and 8 pm for 90-minute slots. Book via Instagram
Petit Glou bar cafe and Iron & Rose – usual wine bar/cafe menu plus late-night special ‘Mini Wine Flight’ and Petitglou board (vegan option available). For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org. Saving space for walk-ins and takeaway too. Iron & Rose shop open for takeout bottles.
The Market Café cocktail bar – Cocktails and chilled vibes at the newly-refurbished Market Cafe. Bespoke creative cocktails with cake pairings available. No bookings.
Tom’s Table – Cocktails, mocktails and snacks. No bookings are needed.
** Please note that The Bird’s Nest and Rhubarb will not be open for the August 7 Late Night.