Experience al fresco dining this summer at Mell Square

With fantastic outdoor spaces to be enjoyed, and new eating experiences to be sampled, Mell Square’s cafés and restaurants have their doors open to welcome you back, so you can enjoy your favourite food and drinks safely.

Craving That Caffeine Fix

Over the last few months, many of us have been getting creative with our meals, mastering the perfect al fresco lunch, channelling our inner Mary Berry with some impressive baking, or even recreating our favourite restaurant’s signature dishes. But now Vita in Mell Square is back open, we encourage you all to put the ingredients down for the day, avoid the mess in the kitchen and let Vita treat you to a delicious slice of cake, an irresistible waffle or crepe to accompany your coffee.

On warm sunny days, why not swap this for a refreshing iced-coffee or milkshake, which can be made from seven different gelato flavours including strawberry, butterscotch, and salted caramel. For the full menu, including its summer specials, visit: vitasolihull.co.uk/

If, like us, you have missed strolling into the Square for your morning coffee, we are sure you will be keen to make the most of Café Isabella’s outdoor seating, where you can enjoy your caffeine fix with one of its scrumptious scones or pastries. We advise you to call Café Isabella and book prior to visiting to avoid disappointment.

The Ultimate Eating Experience

Speaking of outside seating, there couldn’t be a more perfect location for this time of year than Taste Collective – and now with the chance to book your own bench, there has never been a better time to visit. Whatever dish you fancy, one thing we can guarantee is at Taste Collective there will always be a variety of mouth-wateringly delicious street food available. Keep up to date with when your favourite traders will be cooking up an outdoor storm there by following @tastecollective_solihull on social.

If you are really planning on making a day of it, don’t forget to make one final pit stop at Green’s, where you can once again enjoy your favourite tipple in its super stylish setting. To celebrate its re-opening, treat your taste buds to a signature ‘Summer Cup’ and grazing board – we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Perfect Picnicking

With new benches and other seating areas available, there’s plenty of open space for you to relax, meet with friends and family (at a social distance) or simply watch the world go by.

If you’re after a quick lunch time snack or fancy creating your own picnic, then Sainsbury’s in Poplar Way is on hand to ensure you won’t miss out on the tastiest summer flavours. With plenty of picnic classics on offer, as well as antipasti favourites, snacks and dips, and fresh fruit and sweet treats, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

If you’re hoping to add some European flavour to your picnic, head to Marks and Spencer, where you will find all of the ingredients to help you to re-create your favourite holiday cuisine. And if it is a Greek Island your dreaming of this summer then you’re in luck with these Greek mezze-style specialties, including stuffed roasted pepper, Mediterranean aubergines, tasty tomato and feta, and herb-covered souvlaki.

For a readymade picnic basket full of flavour, you can pick up a luxury hamper at Tastes of Britain full of quality charcuterie, delicious antipasti, and other deli favourites. With a range of over 150 small batch craft gins and spirits on offer, with the opportunity to try before you buy in-store, there is definitely something tempting for the grownups of the group!

Keep up to date with the latest news and offers by searching ‘Mell Square’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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