The Garden at The Ridings is Now Open

The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield has opened its eagerly anticipated food and drink space, ‘The Garden’.

The 240-cover space will bring together local independent restaurants Boss Hogs Burgers & Dogs, Woks Up Noodle Bar, Yorkshire Puddings & Pies and Fat Frank’s Taco’s & Burritos. Dessert bar the Sweet Shack is also serving Wakefield’s first ‘chocolate kebabs’ and a licensed Tree Bar selling wines and beers is set to open in February.As one of the first shopping centres in the UK to open a food court, also known as ‘In The Garden’, in 1983 the new leisure space will offer a contemporary open-plan space for shoppers to eat, drink and relax.

Lee Appleton, Centre Director at The Ridings Shopping Centre, commented: “We are so pleased to have brought back ‘The Garden’ to The Ridings, giving our shoppers and the local community something new and exciting. Showcasing some of Wakefield’s favourite eateries, the space is set to become a buzzy hangout which offers something for everyone.”The Ridings has also completed works on a new children’s play area, The Den, which will host Kids Club events and be available for hire for groups and parties. For further information on The Ridings Shopping Centre, please visit

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