VISITORS to a popular Bolton park can enjoy a spot of cafe culture.

Queens Park Cafe opened its doors on Friday after a £20,000 transformation to provide a new concept in park cafes.

It has been opened by Louis Dixon and Ben Fraser, of Deep Beat, who also run a successful park cafe in Macclesfield. It is managed by Sarah Lawton.

The new style cafe opened after£5.3 million park restoration project.

Louis said: “This is a beautiful park, near to town. We knew the pavilion had potential to provide a high quality experience for visitors to the park and the local community.”

As well as running a cafe, the two want the park to become the centre of community events.

He added:”We want to put on different events in the park, such as Pimms in the Park, music in the park, which already hosts a number of events.”

The cafe will open from 9am to 5pm everyday to appeal town centre workers and visitors to the park.

It also has a children’s play area inside with plans to introduce outdoor activities in the summer.

It serves everything from a full English breakfast to burgers, cakes and waffles. Yesterday some visitors to the park had started off at the new coffee shop and ended their visit there.

Louis said: “Everything is sourced locally and the food we provide is high quality. We have everything from stir fry to classic burger paninis and a breakfast menu.

“We have gluten free as well vegan and vegetarian options.”

He said that specials would be introduced every two months.

“We will listen to what customers want and will continue to develop the menu,” said Louis, “We want to provide an experience for customers.”

A meeting/function room would be opened in the future for people to hold meetings or parties.