Roosters adds regular supper clubs to St Cuthbert’s Street


St Cuthbert’s Street now has another weekend eatery to its number, as Roosters extends its opening hours and launches regular Friday night street food and Saturday night supper clubs with Rob McArady of Full Metal Skillet.

A match made in food heaven: Roosters’ Nansi Rose and Full Metal Skillet’s Rob McArady

“St Cuthbert’s Street has become a real destination for food and drink,” said Roosters’ owner, Nansi Rose. “We’ve been trading here for eight years and we’ve definitely noticed a difference since Herd opened; it was like a tipping point and the area has continued to flourish.”

“Since we completed our refurbishment last year, we’ve been looking to maximise and share the space with someone who could open in the evenings.

“Our neighbour, Tim from Beerfly, recommended Full Metal Skillet, and it was the perfect fit. We’re really excited to be sharing Roosters with Rob and the launch events were a great success.”

Roosters and Full Metal Skillet join the Gallery and Companions in this collaborative way of working, utilising slack space to complement both businesses.

As trading conditions become tougher for retailers, this way of working is likely to become increasingly attractive. It’s beneficial for the businesses and brings more variety to the town centre. It highlights perfectly how collaborative Bedford’s independent retailers are.

From the end of March, Full Metal Skillet will be popping up every Saturday night with two sittings at 6pm/8pm or 8.15/10.15pm, bookable at £25/head.

Friday street food dates are to be confirmed.

The supper clubs add another independent eating destination to St Cuthbert’s Street, which already boasts Herd, Rice Thai and Mimo’s.

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