It will definitely be a case of ‘New Year, New Start’ for Jordans Mill in January 2017, as the visitor attraction’s popular Riverside Café will reopen following a short period of closure to allow for a redesign of the dining area and kitchen.
The transformation is in response to customer feedback, and will result in an improved experience and a wider food offering including a larger range of lunchtime specials, extended breakfast and brunch menus, afternoon teas, and exciting themed menus.
Rather than ordering food and drink at the tills, customers will be shown to a table where staff will take their order, which will then be brought to their table.
The food heritage attraction in Broom near Biggleswade opened in April 2013 and since then the Riverside Café has become a sought-after destination for fresh, seasonal food, and a great place to catch up over scones and tea.
Jordans Mill will close on Christmas Eve at 3pm for a period of approximately three weeks to allow the changes to take place.
Bill Jordan, Trustee of Jordans Mill, said: “This change is very exciting for everyone here at Jordans Mill as not only will it improve the customer experience, but it will also allow us to widen our food offering, and as a food heritage attraction this is very important to us.
“We have always sought to use fresh seasonal ingredients in our dishes, and we have a strong commitment to using local food where possible, which will continue.
“Food is at the heart of everything we do here at Jordans Mill, from showing how grains were once milled to produce flour, growing cereal crops and fruits and vegetables in the Mill Gardens, and creating dishes in the Riverside Café using our homegrown produce.
“We are extremely grateful for the support and custom we’ve received from all our visitors since we opened, and we are looking forward to this next exciting chapter for Jordans Mill when we reopen in January.”
The Riverside Café will continue to welcome ‘walk-ins’ and will now also offer the opportunity to reserve tables.
Customers are invited to monitor the Jordans Mill Facebook and Twitter channels and the website for updates on the redesign and information on reopening.
All of Jordans Mill including the Mill and Mill Gardens will be closed during the redesign.