MERRY Hill is preparing to welcome back indoor diners as lockdown restrictions lift further from Monday May 17.

Visitors to the shopping centre will be able to sit down at their favourite restaurants and cafes with the re-opening of the Eat Central dining area which is home to popular eateries including Nando's, Little Dessert Shop, Tasty Plaice and Burrito Kitchen.

Five Guys located within the mall and Frankie & Benny’s located off Station Drive at Merry Hill are also set to reopen their doors to customers as are independent eateries including the Vintage Tea Room at Oopsy Daisies.

Over at The Waterfront, foodies will be able to dine in at family-run eaterie, The Indian Tavern Bar & Grill, and enjoy a gin and tonic at Dr Eamer’s Emporium.

Duncan Burns, marketing manager at Merry Hill, said: “It’s been a long time since friends and family have been able to meet up inside, so it will be great to see our shoppers catch-up and enjoy dining in our restaurants and cafés as restrictions ease further.

“Over the last few months, we’ve welcomed a number of new food and drink additions to the centre, including Bubblycious and The Indian Tavern, so there are plenty of exciting, new options for our visitors to choose from as we reach another big reopening milestone.”

In-line with government guidelines visitors will be able to sit in a group of six or up to two households maximum and the NHS test and trace app should be used when dining at the centre.

Diners are advised to check opening times directly with individual eateries before travelling, and people are urged to follow latest safety measures and government guidance when visiting. For more information go to

Here's the full list of eateries and cafes that will be opening:

• Beleaf

• Bubblycious

• Burger King

• Burrrito Kitchen

• Chopstix

• Costa Coffee

• Five Guys

• Frankie and Benny’s

• Greggs

• Groves

• Harpers British Classics

• JD Wetherspoon

• Kelly’s of Cornwall


• Krispy Kreme

• Little Dessert Shop

• M&S Café

• McDonald’s

• Millie’s Cookies

• Mr Pretzels

• My Cookie Dough

• Nandos

• Napoli

• Oopsy Daisies

• Pizza Hut

• Shake delight

• Soho Coffee Co.

• Starbucks

• Subway

• Tasty Plaice

• Tea Cake Heaven

• The Chuckling Cheese Company

• Triple Two Coffee

• Yangtze Express

The Waterfront

• Dr Eamer’s Gin Distillery

• Red By Night

• Ten Steps Coffee Lounge

• The Garrison

• The Indian Tavern Bar & Grill