Market Place in Bolton is thrilled to announce the opening of a new independent restaurant called Basic Kneads at the centre. Basic Kneads will serve daily a selection of iconic British dishes influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, including European takes on fish and chips, pies and fish cakes. The restaurant will be located on the site of the former Mezzo café on the first floor of the centre.
Basic Kneads is the brainchild of three friends: Damian Daintry, Paul Tait and John Brazier. All three friends have a wealth of experience in the catering industry and have worked in the industry for several decades. They recognise the importance of history and tradition which is why they choose to open at Market Place – a place recognised for its rich history and classical yet stylish interior. Their goal is to provide a modern, comfortable, casual, dining space to the people of Bolton. They want the restaurant to be a place you can relax and eat the very best in local produce, cooked simply and quickly.
The owners of Basic Kneads also wanted the restaurant to be able to tell a story and illustrate their social responsibility. Just like their food, they wanted to create a space that has a minimal ecological footprint and uses up-cycled materials and recycled content as much as possible. They also want to showcase amazing local produce in their restaurant and tell the stories behind their local suppliers to get people excited about food and the benefits of shopping local.
The restaurant will be open Monday to Sunday between 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Nikki Wilson-Cook, Centre Manager, Market Place says, “Basic Kneads cater for what real people want. They create simple menus and products that change with the seasons, celebrating local produce. Celebrating local is at the core of our vision as a centre so Basic Kneads is an ideal fit and the brand also complements the diverse restaurant offer we already have at the centre. They are hugely passionate about their brand and I know they will put everything they have in making this restaurant a huge success.”