New café opens at town museum

Caf� Red team members Ryan, Chantal, Alex and Tania
Caf� Red team members Ryan, Chantal, Alex and Tania

Banbury Museum has opened the doors to its new café which offers museum-goers something a little different.

Café Red, which opened on April 7, is located on the lower ground level of the museum in Castle Quay shopping centre.

The café, which is situated right by the Oxford Canal, was previously known as Café Quay but after a face-lift the new venue offers visitors freshly prepared dishes including a selection of Greek and meze options as well as a dedicated children’s menu.

The menu boasts a wide range of tastes and flavours, with everything from a Ploughman’s lunch to lamb moussakas and meze options such as houmous, tzatziki and Kalamata olives. Items on the children’s menu include a mini meze platter, Greek meatballs and mini toasties. There is also a take-away possibilty.

Café director Louise Mohajeri said: “We have had a fantastic response from our customers so far who have loved the homemade aspect of our dishes and our delicious range of cakes – which include gluten free options – are going down well.

“Parents have especially appreciated our new children’s menu offering fresh ideas and mini mezes. We hope the Greek flare in our menu is offering customers something special and are extremely excited to continue to welcome new customers in the coming weeks.”

For coffee enthusiasts of the town, Café Red is using the illy coffee brand with a take away option as well as a loyalty card.

The café, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, is also licensed to serve alcohol so as the weather gets warmer, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine on the locks of Banbury Town. The café also offers free Wi-Fi.