Spa’s new cafe is in the pink

The bright pink counter
The bright pink counter

New menus, new furniture and a striking new colour – Bridlington Spa’s cafe bar is back in business.

It re-opened on Friday with a bright pink counter and a new rule – no white plates!

John Spence, executive chef at Bridlington Spa, said: “It’s never been obvious to customers that the venue has its own chefs and a superb kitchen so building the chefs into the presentation of the new cafe bar has been really important to me.

“We want to deliver quality to our customers and who better to present our produce than the chefs themselves. It lets them show off to customers and be recognised for the great work that they do.

“We’re all really proud of what’s been accomplished in completing this transition.”

The new menus feature cakes and pastries baked in the Spa kitchens and there are daily specials.

Cutting the ribbon

Cutting the ribbon

Andrew Aldis, general manager, said: “When Brid Spa first re-opened following its refurbishment it did so primarily as a conference centre with a secondary market in entertainment. We served hot and cold drinks and cake.

“The 2008 financial crash resulted in a strategy change and it quickly became apparent that customers wanted more.

“As a result, for the last eight years, we’ve been serving food prepared in an area the size of a newspaper. We knew we needed to grow the offer but the existing installation was not compatible with our aspirations.

“Customers had also made it very clear that they wanted more seating in the window and, short of moving the walls to the left a bit, removing the section of counter that sat in that area was the only solution.

The cafe team

The cafe team

“The main seating area is now an enormous and very airy space, lending itself to live performances and other mini-events.”

Chefs John Spence, Angela Bentley, Jamie Hall and Martin Kendall

Chefs John Spence, Angela Bentley, Jamie Hall and Martin Kendall