A NEW eating spot is to open its doors in Bradford's Sunbridgewells.

Jamie Pollard and Lizzie Henson, who run Cafe Chester's on Harrogate Road, have taken on a unit in the tunnels for their bistro.

The couple, who live in Gildersome, only opened the Eccleshill cafe last October, but are looking forward to expanding with their new venture and getting the word out about their Sunbridgewells spot.

The name itself is a sweet nod to the couple's baby son, Chester.

Jamie, 30, who managed bars and restaurants in Leeds for a number of years and who also had his own pop-up cocktail bar, said: "It's such a beautiful place, it's really up and coming."

They're opening their doors this weekend as part of a trial where people can get a flavour for what the new spot will offer.

It will include a bottomless brunch, afternoon tea and a set menu.

Chester's will be open throughout the day and will also cater to an evening audience, with Jamie promising an "amazing" array of cocktails to choose from.

"I can't wait to get started now, it's just all the planning, it's all come together now," he said.

Lizzie, 24, who has a background in social media and marketing, said people can expect good quality, locally-sourced produce, plus things like themed nights and wine tasting nights.

"We are going to have to build it up, but I'm excited for that challenge," she said.

"The thing with opening in Sunbridgewells, you've got to be willing to work because you're hidden away a bit, you've got to make a lot of noise that you're here."

She said she hoped their existing customer base would provide a boost to the tunnels and that opening in the city centre was the next place to go from Cafe Chester's.

The young couple are also hoping to inspire and encourage others to follow their ideas as they move forward with their business.

The new spot is where the 1920s bar used to be and is best accessed from the Centenary Square/Aldermanbury side of the tunnels.

For more information, search Chester's Sunbridgewells on Facebook.

Chester's joins Pizza Loco (opposite) and Bear's Den in Sunbridgewells as spots where visitors can go for a bite to eat.

Both opened last year, serving up a new offering to Bradfordians and visitors to the city.

The tunnels have also recently welcomed Plant One on Me, a new house plant shop on Upper Millergate.

Ursula Sutcliffe decided to open the new store after travelling further afield for house plants and wondering why Bradford didn't have something similar.

The Sunbridge Market, which features local independent traders and unique products, runs every Friday and Saturday between 10am and 6pm. The long-awaited Sunbridgewells £1.9 million project opened its doors back in 2016 and was officially opened by Princess Anne.