Sea Hotel to open The Dockyard seafront bar and street food venue on April 12 with live music and huge outdoor seating area

A new seafront bar and street food venue called The Dockyard is set to open its outdoor seating area on April 12 as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:00 am

Situated outside the Sea Hotel in South Shields, the brand-new venue has a large outdoor seating area and will offer live music and a resident DJ each week as well as live sport on big screens.

The Dockyard will also feature street food vendors every day, starting with its launch on Monday, offering a wide choice of cuisine from around the globe.

The vendors include El Coddo, Chapos Tacos, Twisted Chicks, Los Churro & Waffle, Acropolis and Wood Fired Pizzas, creating a festival feel at the venue.

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The Dockyard opens on Monday April 12 at the Sea Hotel

Phill Brumwell, managing director of The Dockyard, said: “We’re excited to welcome new guests to a place unlike any other when we open for business on April 12.

“This is a great opportunity to be opening a brand-new venue with live music and fantastic food.

"We can’t wait to welcome everyone into The Dockyard and see where the journey takes us.”

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The Dockyard has ensured Covid-19 safety measures are in place in line with the Government’s guidelines.

To keep staff and customers safe, risk assessments have been carried out and seating has been positioned to maintain social distancing guidelines.

A one-way system will be in place and the rule limiting gatherings to either six people or two households will be enforced.

As well as the food vendors on offer, customers will also be able to order from the neighbouring Buddha Lounge’s Asian cuisine menu.

Some of the streeet food vendors at The Dockyard, South Shields.

Buddha Lounge will reopen for indoor dining, in line with the next stage of lockdown restrictions being removed, on May 17, but will be offering takeaways from April 12.

Managing director Phill Brumwell, added: “This is a step closer to a full reopening in May and it’s great that, in the meantime, customers will be able to get their taste of Buddha Lounge when lockdown restrictions start to be lifted, either at The Dockyard or from our takeaway service.

“We’ve been working tirelessly to bring customers the look and taste of Asia across the Tyne.

"We’ve got a new menu for food and drink to highlight the favourites from our other branches, but also have new choices, which are only available from Buddha Lounge South Shields.”

The outdoor seating area at The Dockyard.

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The outdoor bar at The Dockyard, South Shields.