You may have noticed an extensive recent refurbishment at 24 High Street – which included adding an extra floor with pitched roof for new residential accommodation above the retail premises and two brand new shop fronts.
One of those businesses also changed hands back in November – and has now been remodeled and rebranded as Mathew’s Café and Deli. It reopened on the 14th January with a stylish new look and a new menu – focusing on eat in or take away food freshly made on the premises. Old favourites such as roast pork cobs are offered along with a new range of soups, pastries and exotic sandwiches including home cured salmon, and much more. And there’s a full complement of frothy coffees, teas, etc, if you’re just popping in for a drink and a cake.
The man behind the makeover is Mathew Mountain. It is his first solo business venture but he has many years’ experience in the trade working as a chef at venues such as Tom Brown’s in Gunthorpe. He currently employs four assistants at the café – Lydia (pictured with Mathew), Faye, Helen and Dom.
“I wanted to offer quality food in Ruddington but at competitive prices” says Mathew “and we’ve had good support in the first couple of weeks despite the terrible weather. For now we’re opening Monday to Saturday but also hope to open on Sundays soon. And I’m planning a ‘Pancake Special’ for Shrove Tuesday. Please call in and give us a try!” (By Graham Wright)