A new family-run café and bar is about to open in Market Street in the city centre.
Bradders’ Cafe and Bar is opening today, Friday, May 21, in the former home of independent restaurant Newman’s, which closed last year after 34 years in business.
According to the owners, the new venue will offer a casual dining experience with great food at great prices.
The cafe and bar is being launched by son and mum duo, Tobias and Julie Martin, who have worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years, running bars, restaurants and pizza shops as well as running the food and beverages for a local farm attraction.
Now, they feel, the time has come for them to open their own family business.
“We decided to open Bradders’ because we thought it was the right time for us to open our own venue here in Leicester,” Tobias told LeicestershireLive.
“Originally we were looking to open a small cafe, not necessarily in the city centre, then we came across 33 Market Street, the old Newman’s cafe. Everybody knows and loves it and we couldn’t resist.
“We have had numerous conversations with Dean Newman, the owner of Newman‘s, and we are really happy to have his support.”
Bradders’ will operate as a cafe during the day and a bar a night – something that Tobias feels will fit in with the area.
The interior of the cafe has been kept very similar, with the decor just having been refreshed a little bit – so previous visitors to Newman’s are likely to still feel at home.
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The venue’s appearance will change slightly in the evening, with the addition of new lighting to give it a more “vibrant” look.
When it comes to the food available, Tobias says he is keen to serve food that is “fantastic value for money and delicious.”
This includes full English breakfasts and home-cooked food including pie mash and veg, roast dinners and freshly made pizzas, as well as locally sourced steaks and burgers served with fresh hand cut chips.
In the evening, visitors to the bar will be able to enjoy draft beers and ciders such as Kronenbourg, Foster’s, Lagunitas Daytime and Strongbow Dark Fruits, as well as bottled beers and ciders, spirits and wines – including non-alcoholic wines.
Bradders’ is open from 7.30 am until 11pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed Monday.