M&S reopens 49 of its cafes - where they are

Marks & Spencer has from today opened 49 of its cafes across the UK.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 8:27 am
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 8:28 am
M&S at Meadowhall, Sheffield
M&S at Meadowhall, Sheffield

It took the decision to reopen for takeaway customers after operating social distancing and putting extra hygiene measures in its stores.

The retailer joins other chains reopening for takeaway customers.

Pret a Manger and Caffe Nero are reopening sites, while fast food chains McDonalds and Burger King are opening up drive-throughs.

Marks & Spencer cafes have been closed since March 18, five days before the UK lockdown began.

M&S said the plans for reopenings came after a trial at five locations including at High Street Kensington and Maybrook Canterbury.

The 49 sites are across the UK, and include Beverley the nearest to Scarborough.

It said the company had prepared “rigorous guidance for colleagues and will have extensive signage for customers so they can pick up their coffee safely”.

Safety measures had been introduced, including perspex screens at tills.

The 49 locations are:

Anlaby; Ashbourne

Bankside (Marketplace)

Beverley; Bishop Auckland

Blackrock

Bluewater; Boucher Rd Belfast

Braehead

Braintree

Brent Cross (Marketplace)

Bridge of Don

Canary Wharf (Marketplace)

Central Falkirk

Cheshunt

Clapham (Coffee Bar)

Congleton; Cramlington

Dunblane

Finsbury (Marketplace)

Handforth Dean Conservatory; Heathfield Ayr

Hedge End (Coffee Bar)

High St. Kensington (Coffee Bar)

Inveralmond

Kingston (Marketplace)

Kingstown Park Carlisle

Manchester (Coffee Bar)

Marble Arch (Marketplace)

Martlesham Heath

Maybrook Canterbury

Mayflower

Meadowhall

Meole Brace Shrewsbury

Northallerton

One New Change (Marketplace); Pantheon (Marketplace)

Pontarddulais

Portfield Chichester

Sears Solihull

Stratford (Marketplace)

Summertown

Sweetbriar Norwich

Victoria Cardinal Place (Marketplace)

Waterside (Marketplace)

Westbridge Park Stone

Whitstable

Woodley