Brand new bistro ‘opening soon’ inside of landmark grade listed building in Nuneaton town centre

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 21 November 2021

A BRAND NEW bistro is set to open soon in Nuneaton town centre inside of a Grade II*-listed former bank.

The former HSBC bank (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Mason Moore)

The former HSBC bank, on Newdegate Street, has sat empty since the mid-2000’s – but after more than a decade and many years on the market, a new taker has signed up to breathe life back in to the building – with an entirely new use.

Today (21 November), the Free Press noticed signage on the windows of the building indicating that it will soon be transformed into an eatery known as ‘The Palace Bistro’, which is set to open its doors to hungry town-goers and visitors “soon”.

“Opening soon” signs have been signposted (Image: Mason Moore)

In addition to the name being revealed through the posters, a notice has further been displayed for the venue to serve alcohol and play live and recorded music.

A premises licence has been displayed (Image: Mason Moore)

The applicants hope to play live and recorded music indoors on Sundays to Wednesdays from 8am to 12am, and from 8am to 2pm on Thursdays to Saturdays.

As well as this, they want permission to be granted to hold belly dancing performances inside the venue on Mondays to Sundays from 8pm to 12am.

Applicants further want to supply alcohol on-site and off the premises, from 8am to 12am on Sundays to Wednesdays and 8pm to 3am on Thursdays to Saturdays.

The space was home to HSBC for many years, but they made the decision to re-locate to a newer premises, located at 3A Queens Road, meaning that the grade-listed building that they once had would be left vacant.

The Palace will be the second bistro to be welcomed in to Newdegate Street – joining Alara.

There is no connection to Leonardo’s Cafe on Newdegate Street, despite the name of ‘Leonardo’s Holding’ being mentioned on the planning application.

The venue will not officially open until planning permission is granted – and a social media presence has not yet been created at the time of publication (21 November).

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