THE Metrocentre's indoor restaurants and leisure retailers are gearing up to reopen on Monday.

From Monday, May 17, Metrocentre visitors will be able to dine indoors with up to six people or two households at indoor restaurants such as Wagamama, Nando’s, Five Guys, Zizzi and Chiquito.

Foodies keen to get their indoor fix will also have the option of the new local independent restaurant Zucchini Pasta Bar.

James Wilson, restaurant manager at Wagamama Metrocentre, said: “We’ve been doing takeaway-only for just over a month now so being able to open our doors and welcome back our guests for dine-in is really exciting. 

"We’ve got a number of new dishes on our menu, including the long-awaited vegan chilli ‘squid’ and our saucy new sidekick, the sticky vegan ‘ribs’. We are very much looking forward to sharing these with our guests and giving them the full Wagamama experience.”

Popular attractions Odeon Cinema and Angry Birds Adventure Golf will also reopen to shoppers, as well as Namco Funscape, which has been closed for over six months.

Nikki Nichol, general manager for Namco UK, said: “We are so happy to be re-opening next week. 

"Both Namco and Angry Birds Adventure Golf have been closed since the start of November so the team and I can’t wait to pull up the shutters and see people enjoying themselves once again. 

"Our social distancing regulations remain in place and we would advise people to book online ahead of their visit.” 

Ben Cox of Sovereign Centros, senior asset manager for Metrocentre, said: “We are all very excited for the reopening of indoor dining and leisure on Monday.

"The wide variety of attractions at Metrocentre provide something for everyone, so our visitors really can enjoy a big day out.

"Everyone is looking forward to meeting friends and family again so we’re delighted that all of our restaurants, cafes and leisure venues can welcome customers once more.”

Here are the rules you must follow when visiting the Metrocentre:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times by Metrocentre staff and visitors. 
  • When inside, shoppers should keep left and follow the marked route to ensure social distancing
  • Hand sanitisation stands will be available at entrances and key locations throughout 
  • Controls will be in place at entrance and exit points to manage the number of visitors and where necessary, there will be a queueing system
  • Up to 6 people or two households will be able to meet indoors at Metrocentre's restaurants and cafes from Monday 17 May