First look at Bijou- city's new cocktails, music and tapas venue


What the bar will look like inside

Work will commence on March 14 on city centre’s latest hospitality venue, Bijou, offering a wide selection of coffees, cocktails, Wines, Drinks, Tapas, and Music. The venue has been beautifully designed to provide an intimate, contemporary, warm, and inviting Bijou environment set over two floors including an outdoor space. 

Last month, ADP Bars Ltd had applied to Peterborough City Council for a premises licence for 51 Bridge Street.  Prior to that in January, an application to change the use of premises was also applied. This has now been approved.

Simon Baker, operation director at Bijou said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be opening a brand-new venue for the city of Peterborough around the end of May 2022, date to be confirmed. We have now been approved planning permission for a change of use from a previous charity shop to a cocktail bar and with drinks license approval around March 23, 2022, we are very excited to get the venue underway with its beautiful refurbishment to bring something very different to the city of Peterborough. 

“We open from 8am with our extensive coffee menu to dine in or takeaway, plus we have our tasty tapas and snacks menu on offer from 10am daily. Our drinks menu has been constructed for the delights of everyone in mind, with a curated list of Wines, Champagne and Prosecco and cocktails celebrating seasonal ingredients plus our spirits, bottled beers and non-alcoholic options will suit all tastes. 

“Enjoy the beautifully designed surroundings of Bijou with our aim being for you to sit back, and relax with the sounds of Chill Out, Soul, Blues, Funk, R&B and Tropical House during the day the perfect place unwind and enjoy time with friends while watching the world go by. 

"During the weekend evenings in our Bijou basement, we will have a mix of Live Jazz, Soul, Acoustic, Funk and R&B bands and artists plus an array of Live DJs too. We are also proud to have the legendary Jongleurs Comedy Club nights performing monthly along with other unique nights including our very own Cinema Club & Quiz Club! 

"With our cleverly designed areas we can accommodate private settings through to bigger social occasions, we offer so many options for you including private party occasion or hire. 

"It also features a 16-Seater Snug area, which can be privately booked for those intimate events, meetings, private dining, or our Bijou Basement which can hold up to 60 people for those special party events, gatherings, wedding receptions, meetings, or business conferences.” 

“In the meantime, we are asking for people to sign up to our Bijou Membership Scheme, which is free, and will give you up-to-date details on our opening, special pre-opening offers and deals plus a chance to purchase event tickets and bookings.” 

You can sing up to the membership by scanning the QR Code on the right-hand side or visiting their website and filling out the details there.  

You can also follow them on social media for latest updates. 

Bijou has also announced, it’s recruiting for staff head of its May opening. Anybody interested in applying can find out more here.