A new pop-up outdoor eating area is opening on 4 July to coincide with relaxing of the lockdown rules for cafes and restaurants.

Located in courtyard area to the rear of the Forum Shopping Centre, Market Al Fresco will allow Chester Market to revive its popular Foodie Friday and Saturday evening openings which were closed once the COVID-19 lockdown came into force in March.

Formerly the quadrangle in front of the Gateway Theatre, the courtyard will be carefully managed to ensure the latest guidelines on social distancing will be met whilst enabling customers to enjoy the wide range of food and drink available from the market.

The Market Al Fresco will be open daily from 10am until 4pm and on Friday and Saturday evenings until 8pm for a trial period during the summer; with tables carefully spaced to allow for approx. 40 customers at a time.