Wigan town centre cafe getting back to business

The latest stage of the Government’s roadmap has meant another set of rules and regulations for hospitality businesses to get their heads around.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:00 am

Places serving food and drink can only offer table service if it is outside, with customers heading indoors for a meal , brew or pint having to wait until next month.

Little Kitchen, on Woodcock Square in The Galleries, has been liaising with shopping centre bosses to place tables around both sides of its premises.

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The Little Kitchen co-founder Lisa Cunliffe and manager Mandy Scully

Lisa spoke of the process of getting ready to welcome customers back after months when they have only been able to offer delivery or takeaway.

She said: “We’ve agreed with the centre we can have extra tables, so we’re trying to just put the whole place outside.

“We’re offering our lockdown menu rather than the full one.

“It’s strange because we had such a tiny team doing the deliveries. We’ve brought the staff back in, retrained them and gone over everything again, because it was last October when everyone was in.

“It has been busy but exciting. People were ready to get back to work, you could tell there was an energy when we were preparing.

“We’ve been looking forward to working properly again and seeing people rather than just dropping food off at their doors.”

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