Mansfield Chad café of the year opens evening bistro

The Shetliffe family, from Mansfield, have just opened a bistro in their cafe, Bakers at Queens in Mansfield town centre. Left to righ: Pheobe, Amanda, Mark and Charlie. Photos taken by Greg West www.gregwestphotographer.
The Shetliffe family, from Mansfield, have just opened a bistro in their cafe, Bakers at Queens in Mansfield town centre. Left to righ: Pheobe, Amanda, Mark and Charlie. Photos taken by Greg West www.gregwestphotographer.

A family-run Mansfield café has broadened its horizons by opening a new bistro to be enjoyed during the evenings.

Bakers at Queens, on Queens Street, Mansfield town centre, officially opened the 40-seat food lounge last week, after an ‘extremely successful’ trial evening which attracted more than 200 guests.

The café-come-bistro is owned by husband-and-wife Mark and Amanda Shetliffe, and their children Phoebe, 24, and Charlie, 21, are directors of the business.

The venue was also was voted Chad café of the year 2015, and after several years of success with different food businesses across the town, the Shetliffe’s, from Mansfield, decided to expand.

And Phoebe said it has already been ‘mentally busy’ and there have been lots of new faces.

She said: “We are extremely excited about the new bistro and we have had lots of good feedback so far.

“I think we have found the right gap in the market that Mansfield was missing. It is exactly what people needed.

“I just can’t wait for more people to start coming and dining with us.”

The bistro will be open 6.30pm until midnight three nights a week as well as special one-off events throughout the week and happy hours offering 2-4-1 cocktails.

Fridays and Saturdays will run a full three-course menu and Thursdays will be more relaxed, with themes such as ‘beer and a burger’ and ‘taco and tequila’.

The bistro will also be hosting Christmas themed nights for staff parties throughout December.

More information can be found on the ‘Bakers at Queens’ Facebook page.