After a really tiring day shopping with friends there is no better way to relax and recharge than to stop for a bite (and review those perfect purchases).

But choosing the right eatery to suit is often more complicated than finding that all-important pair of party heels.

Watford BID has now launched a way to sample more than one restaurant by launching the Watford Food and Drink Week.

Why not treat yourself and have lunch and supper in the same day?

Held from Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23, venues around Watford town centre will be offering £5, £10 and £15 set menus as well as prosecco offers.

It's an opportunity to try something new and look at all Watford has to offer after so many changes.

intu Watford opened its extension in September and has welcomed new restaurants such as YO! Sushi, Hollywood Diner, Côte Brasserie, The Florist and Loaf & Bloom.

Here we look at some of the eateries taking part.


45 The Parade, Watford

A family-run Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Watford town centre. During the day Barracuda serves up freshly made coffee and freshly squeezed juices alongside a variety of breakfast options, sandwiches, salads and pasta. The evening menu offers a wide selection of dishes including Mediterranean king prawns in garlic, cherry tomato and chilli sauce and the Barracuda platter with salamis, parma ham, mozzarella, feta, peppers and aubergine.


89 – 91 The Parade, Watford

Enjoy a taste of Italy at this family-owned business who pride themselves on using authentic products and flavours. From Italian meat and fish specialities to delicious homemade pastas, ravioli, risotto and traditional oven baked pizzas. Their drinks list offers a selection of Italian aperitivi and cocktails plus a variety of private estate Italian wines.


intu Watford

The passion for Indian and Mexican food coupled with a desire to bring Indian food in a 21st century format, founder Mahesh Raikar quit a well-paid job with a fortune 500 company to develop Wrapchic. Wrapchic is a brand that offers Indian food in a convenient grab and go format. The menu is varied and put together with influences from cities and regions across India such as Chicken Methi which has roasted chicken pieces marinated in hot aromatic spices with a hint of fenugreek or for vegetarians there’s Paneer Bhurji, a fiery Indian soft cheese scrambled with red onions and peppers.

Ocean Bells Coffee Company

133 High Street, Watford

Ocean Bells Coffee Company is an independent café serving speciality coffee and tea and a fresh artisan food menu. The intimate café is a must for coffee aficionados, serving Campbell & Syme coffee which is roasted locally in Kings Langley, the baristas make proper espresso coffee, perfectly extracted to retain the aromas and flavours from the coffee bean. Their food offering is freshly prepared in-house and includes delicious homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches and soups accompanied by sourdough bread from local bakery Seven Seeded. Plenty of vegan and gluten free options available too.

Loaf & Bloom

Debenhams, intu Watford

Loaf & Bloom deli kitchen based on the top floor of intu Watford’s Debenhams store provides a tranquil and uplifting space with its natural wood finishes and planters, whether you are taking break from shopping or catching up with friends over lunch. Offering a seasonal menu of healthy breakfast, lunch, snacks and afternoon tea, from poached eggs and avocado, meatballs and paste to prosecco and scones. Options for children, gluten free bread, almond and soya milks are also available.

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