Milton Keynes’ independent food scene continues to thrive! With another year upon us, plenty of exciting new indies are opening in and around Milton Keynes. In this blog post, you’ll find a list of restaurants, cafés, street food vendors and foodie hotspots opening over the next 12 months. There is plenty to explore!
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Wilson’s Deli & Coffee
Local street food vendor, Wilson’s Street Food is opening a café in Milton Keynes in 2024. They say: “Our unique take on street food in cold cut sandwiches at our very own eat-in or takeaway deli!” They have already revealed that they will be using Doe & Fawn Coffee Roasters. If their street food is anything to go by, this is going to be good.
Where: Bradwell Abbey area.
When: February/March 2024
Bliss Bar & Restaurant
Bliss Bar & Restaurant is opening on Fenny Stratford High Street in a few weeks in the former Fratelli’s unit. The restaurant is under completely new ownership. The menu will be a mix of seafood, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes. The grand reopening is Valentine’s Day, and they will have soulful tunes performed by talented artist Maggie Moulds. To book email email@example.com.
Where: Fenny Stratford.
When: Wednesday 14th February 2024.
Eat, Drink, Revive
New Day Café within Ashton House on Silbury Boulevard in Central Milton Keynes has been replaced with a new operator. The café is called Eat Drink Revive and is the sister company to The Shires Pantry. It’s already open. They are still finding their feet, but expect lots of lovely local collaborations. They serve Wooden Hill Coffee along with tea from The Tea Division (part of Wooden Hill) They are also working with The Willen Ice Cream Company, Labour of Love Preserves, and The Online Greengrocer. It’s great to see a central Milton Keynes café using so many independent suppliers.
Where: Ashton House, Silbury Boulevard CMK
When: Monday 8th January 2024.
Mr Beans Coffee House
Wolverton Square is getting a new coffee shop. It’s apparently in the old Lloyd’s Bank unity. Unfortunately, I don’t have any more information for you other than a photo of the sign, so sit tight!
Where: The Square, Wolverton
When: Open now.
S&S Kitchen is a Jamaican restaurant in Aylesbury that is reportedly bringing its authentic Caribbean flavours to Milton Keynes. They recently announced that they will be opening a takeaway in MK. Which fills a gap in the local scene. Watch this space!
Have I Got Brews For You
A new craft beer tap room is coming to Stony Stratford. Have I Got Brews For You already has a shop in Towcester, but they are making moves in MK! Located on the end of the high street in Stony Stratford, this is set to be an intimate space where you can find indie breweries and various craft beers.
Where: 3 Stony Stratford High Street
When: February 2024
Technically this isn’t a brand new opening, but an opening nonetheless! HomeGround Café inside the YMCA reopens on Monday 8th January with a refreshed menu and new team behind the wheel. They serve Wooden Hill Coffee and will have breakfast and brunch options.
All proceeds from the café go towards supporting young people in Milton Keynes.
Where: YMCA MK, North Sixth Street, Central Milton Keynes
When: 8th January 2024
The Artisan Collective
The Artisan Collective opened just before Christmas. It’s a farm shop located in Midsummer Place that sells a variety of products from artisans. Central Milton Keynes has been crying out for something like this! You can buy meats, cheeses and other local produce here. They are looking for more artisans and producers to be part of the shop. The shop is managed by Steve Reid from Friars Farm Chutneys and Northampton Charcuterie.
Where: Midsummer Place, next to the Lego shop.
When: Open now!
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