Bardia’s celebrates first birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon

Popular floral café, Bardia’s is celebrating one year since it first opened its doors at Bell Court in Stratford-upon-Avon and to celebrate, the independent business is inviting all locals and visitors to come and join the party.

To mark the occasion, Bardia’s will be hosting its very own flash dance in Bell Court with more than a nod to owners Sam and Shabnam Ghezelbash’s Greek heritage. Plus, all of Bardia’s profits on the day will be donated to local charity, Shakespeare’s Hospice.

The Zorba’s Dance is commonly played and danced to in Greek tavernas and at wedding celebrations. It is an instrumental by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis and featured in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek.

The dance will be performed at Bell Court on Sunday 8th July at 2pm.

John Stacey, Asset Management Director at UK & European Investments, the owners of Bell Court, said: “It’s great to see independents such as Bardia’s flourish at Bell Court. It provides a great welcome to the development at our High Street entrance and I’d like to congratulate the team on their success over the past 12 months.”

As well as offering a range of cakes, sandwiches and pastries, Bardia’s also sells its own family-roasted coffee and a range of iced drinks. Plus, visitors can order hand-tied bouquets and other floral arrangements from the coffee shop.

A new retail and leisure destination, accessed via High Street, Rother Street, Ely Street and High Street, Bell Court is home to numerous bars and restaurants including Nando’s, ASK Italian, All Bar One, Veeno and Miller and Carter, as well as home and lifestyle boutique, Farringdon and Forbes, Everyman Cinema and new family attraction, Magic Alley.