THIS summer has its own menu. It seems that salads, cocktails, fish and chips, iced coffee and fruity desserts are as much a part of the season as holidays and long evenings.
To celebrate this, all 13 of Princesshay's restaurants and cafés are offering summer dining discounts every Monday in August. Visitors to Princesshay Square can also enjoy a turfed outdoor games area for families to try their hand at summer favourites such as giant jenga and noughts and crosses.
Wayne Pearce, Princesshay Centre director, says: "For Happy Mondays in August, all of Princesshay's restaurants are offering fantastic summertime food and drink discounts. Visitors can relax, meet friends and enjoy eating out in the sunshine."
LTG's open-air café in Catherine Square is offering visitors buy one get one free on all drinks on Happy Mondays.
Owner Lloyd Gardner explains: "Al fresco dining is what the summer is all about! As well as our homemade cakes and pastries we serve amazing fish and chips which our regular customers love – perfect for the summer holidays."
Costa Coffee's best-selling mango and passion fruit fruit coolers are whizzed up with ice for a smooth summer drink.
Costa Coffee store manager Jose Ball says: "We hope visitors makes the most of the nice weather and come to Princesshay Green with its grassy flooring and try out the games. Customers can get 10 per cent off all orders on Happy Mondays."
Coffee#1 on Roman Walk, Princesshay, is offering customers a 10 per cent discount on the whole menu including summer specials; chicken and guacamole sandwich, honey chilli pork panini and Portuguese tarts, freshly baked every morning.
Sarah Hill, from Coffee#1, says: "For seasonal summer drinks the chocolate cherry frappe is a taste sensation or for healthier options try one of our breakfast smoothies. For hot summer days our coffee and tea range can be served iced but we also offer the most refreshing jasmine lime iced tea and a raspberry iced tea, delicious thirst quenchers."
Choose a charcuterie board with a selection of meats, antipasti, bread and salad or the cheese board with hummus from Chandos Deli and they will treat you to a free glass of house wine on Happy Mondays.
Soloman Jackman, Chandos Deli manager, said: "This summer we are also cooking chorizo outside the deli in a large paella pan to make our very popular hot chorizo baguettes with red peppers and basil. The amazing smell drifts for miles!"
To eat out for less in August visit www.princesshay.com/happymondays and download a free Happy Mondays voucher valid for participating restaurants on August 12, 19 and 26. Alternatively, pick up a voucher from Princesshay Square every Monday in August from 11am to 3pm. Terms and conditions apply.