Sneak peak at The Ridings Shopping Centre’s new garden restaurant

The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield has announced the name of its eagerly anticipated new restaurant area and unveiled computer generated images of how the space is expected to look when it opens this autumn.

Fitting for its al fresco feel, the new restaurant area will be known as The Garden. The name not only reflects the outdoor-inspired design of the space, but is also a nod to the centre’s old food court – ‘In The Garden’ – which was the first of its kind the UK.

Artist’s impressions of The Garden reveal a modern, inviting space. For a rustic vibe with a contemporary twist, the colour scheme features luscious leafy greens, rich earthy browns and soft metallic accents. Taking centre stage in the area is an artificial oak tree which will provide a stunning visual focal point for the space, in addition to enhancing the peaceful atmosphere.

Lee Appleton, centre director at The Ridings Shopping Centre, commented: “Taking inspiration from God’s Own Country, The Garden will provide a rustic retreat for our shoppers. We’re pulling out all the stops to create a food and beverage offering our customers will enjoy being in as they spend time with family and friends, or take a break from browsing the shops.

“We’re so thrilled to be able to tell our customers more about this exciting project and we can’t wait to welcome our first diners in September.” 

In addition to the new food outlets, other upgrades to the centre’s facilities will include a kids’ play area called The Den and new customer toilets.

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