Market Kitchen

Dessert parlour, burger bar, coffee shop and Jamaican food outlet commit to Market Kitchen

Three local businesses – including two market traders and town centre bar owner – expand into Barnsley’s independent food court, with a fourth joining from Leicester

Three Barnsley businesses – including two market traders and the owner of a popular town centre bar – have signed up to Market Kitchen, the independent food court housed in The Glass Works that will open later this year.

Nick Smark – a trader on Barnsley Market – will open Dolly’s Desserts alongside teenage daughter Charlie and partner Janine in Market Kitchen when it opens in late September/early October. Dolly’s Desserts will provide a wide range of sumptuous dessert options, with some crazy creations thrown in.

They’ll be joined by Holy Cow – a tasty burger bar – operated by owner of town centre bar 00Bar, Dan Sharp. Holy Cow will serve burgers with all sorts of tasty toppings.

Dan will also bring MEET – a new bar and restaurant – to the wider Glass Works before its completion in 2021.

Dolly’s Desserts and Holy Cow will be joined by Daddy Beanz – a coffee shop owned by Mike Breeze, who already trades the business on Penistone Market. It roasts its own beans in Barnsley, providing great tasting coffee as well as world teas and superfood smoothies.

Meanwhile, a fourth business – Jamaican King – will be brought to Market Kitchen by Leicester-based John Palmer, passionate about his work in his local community through the Community Giants programme. Jamaican King will specialise in tasty and diverse Jamaican food.

Market Kitchen – located upstairs in Barnsley Market – will be The Glass Works’ independent food court.

It will house 11 units in total, including the three traditional market cafes, Paul’s Place, Hilton’s Café and Kay’s Café, who are already open and trading.

Four more names will be announced in the coming weeks, including three new food offers and a bar.

It will feature longer opening hours, including late nights on a weekend. It will have plentiful seating, charging points and free Wi-Fi, as well as a balcony area.

Check out Market Kitchen Barnsley on Facebook for more updates, and follow the hashtag #MeetandEat for more information,

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Barnsley’s independent scene is buzzing, and we’re delighted to be welcoming four new businesses to the town centre and The Glass Works.

“Market Kitchen will be the town’s own independent food court. We already have three fantastic cafes trading there and they’ll be joined by more names when Market Kitchen opens in late September/early October.

“We’re thrilled that two existing market traders – one from The Glass Works market and the other from Penistone – are committing to Market Kitchen with Dolly’s Desserts and Daddy Beanz, and we’re happy that the owner of 00Bar is expanding into The Glass Works with first, Holy Cow, then MEET before the scheme completes in 2021.

“We’d also like to welcome Jamaican King to Barnsley. It’s an exciting offer that will be joined by more diverse food outlets. There will be something for everyone to enjoy in Market Kitchen and it will be a food court for Barnsley folk to be proud of.

“The Glass Works, Barnsley Market and the wider town centre is rife with investment, and Market Kitchen will only add to that.”