The Floral Pavilion will partially reopen to the public from Friday 31 July. In line with Public Health guidelines, this vibrant community asset is set to be New Brighton’s go to place to eat, drink and relax.
The Floral’s Blue Lounge will offer floor to ceiling views of the River Mersey, retractable patio doors, air conditioning and dedicated toilets as well as a spacious area for visitors to eat safely and enjoy the freshly made refreshments on offer.
The newly updated Floral Café menu includes hot food, sandwiches, snacks, and pastries and will be available as part of the government’s ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme.
This means, visitors can enjoy a 50% discount on meals and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person per visit between Monday and Wednesday during August.
Opening hours will be 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sundays. Upon arrival, hospitality staff will greet diners before taking them to their table.
The new takeaway service will be available from the ground floor of the venue. A takeaway menu will be available to view on the Floral Pavilion website or you can scan the QR code on the posters outside of the building to check the menu before ordering. Customers using the takeaway service must wear a face covering while in the venue.
A safe environment is paramount to our customers, and any visitors planning to use the venue’s new takeaway service should use the bins provided outside the venue and along the coastline at New Brighton to dispose of litter.
Public toilet facilities will be available to the public and users of the venue, with a regular cleaning operation in place.
To help ensure social distancing measures, we have separate entrances, exits and one-way queuing systems will be marked around the building for access to each of the services opening up - making it easier and safer for customers to access and move around the venue.
Currently, the box office remains closed and will not be hosting performances until further notice however there are exciting plans to use the venue to access to other council services such as fitness classes, library provision and much more.
Cllr Pat Hackett, Leader of the Council said: “Reopening the Floral Pavilion will help support the local economy and demand for facilities in the New Brighton area.
“To make sure we can keep these facilities open, we need residents to work with us by following the latest guidance from government as well as the measures we’ve put in place inside the building.
“If anyone is showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who has symptoms, please self-isolate and follow the latest government guidance.”
Signage about social distancing and handwashing have been installed around the building and additional hygiene procedures have been put in place.