Friday, May 24, 2019

News: New food hall opening in Rotherham


Food lovers now have a new destination in Rotherham to try new dishes from around the world with a town centre pub converted into a fashionable food hall.

Loading Bay is described as "an exciting new social destination" where diners can discover South Yorkshire's finest food vendors.

The food hall has been created inside the existing 1915 Bar & Bistro on Domine Lane where industrial chic tables create a communal dining space, surrounded by individual units for a variety of food and drink specialists.

The concept has proved popular in Sheffield with the likes of the Cutlery Works and Kommune bringing new opportunities for established food businesses and new enterprises to take space, at the same time providing food fans with new dishes to try. Rotherham Council has been considering improving the food offer in a revamped markets complex with something similar.

Loading Bay opens this weekend.

Vendors include Hungry Buddha which is a favourite inside the Moor Market in Sheffield serving Nepalese food with attitude - rice, dal, homemade pickles, chutneys and a choice of vegan, vegetarian or meat curry.


Space has also been taken by Zias' Thai Kitchen. Currently operating at Parkgate, expect Thai fishcakes and Pad Thai.

Chicken Shack Industries and Sammie's Cravings are also signed up.

Bar specialist company, Urban 62, have also been brought in to create a bespoke bar for real ale fans and remaining space has been turned into an arcade.

The new direction comes after the conversion of the Old Post Office building on Main Street / Market Street in Kuppa & Cocktails, which backs onto 1915. On Domine Lane, the extension to the main Post Office was previously The Exchange and formerly Yates Wine Lodge.

Having completed 1915, Mark Mcgrail, owner of SME Environmental Holdings, led a £500,000 revamp of the George Wright Building - a Grade II listed "hidden gem" - which reopened as as boutique hotel, bar and restaurant last year.

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Images: Loading Bay


Unknown May 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM  

Fabulous news good to see some get up and go in town, been wanting to try a nice Thai meal for ages xx

Markjones1978 May 25, 2019 at 9:42 AM  

Me and my partner and friends went there last night all the smells of different foods was amazing staff super friendly cant wait to go back

Unknown May 27, 2019 at 5:51 PM  

Don't people cook their own dishes nowadays?

Mr me May 27, 2019 at 6:58 PM  

Unknown, its called socialising and having a night out, should try it maybe 😁

Dan H May 29, 2019 at 12:17 AM  

Good news for Rotherham. Hope it gets the footfall it deserves.

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