Hoardings have gone up while work gets under way on the conversion of a former city centre bank into a £1million French bistro - and diners won’t have too long to wait.
May 23 has been mooted as a possible opening date for Côte Brasserie, which will create around 40 jobs in what used to be the Santander bank in Church Street.
The French bistro-style restaurant will seat more than 140 diners on the ground and first floors. There will an awning at the front of the building and seating for about a dozen diners outside.
The existing shopfront will be retained although the windows will be replaced with bifolding doors that can be fully opened to allow the café activity to spill out onto the pavement and “increase the interaction between the building and the public realm”.
Cote prides itself “on serving great tasting and great value traditional French brasserie-style food.”