• Meeple Perk

Updated: May 13

With the latest Government restriction announcement, we are very excited to announce that we will be open for sit in board games, as well as food and drinks, once more!

It has been a long wait, and we cannot believe we haven't been able to allow people to sit in since October (nearly 6 months!) but we are very glad to welcome you all back from May 19th!

So, how will it work?

If you are wanting to play games we recommend you book ahead!

We can seat up to SIX people from different households on one table. Unfortunately, our largest table seats six and we aren't able to accommodate pushing tables together, but if you would like to book a larger group (from two households as per guidance) please do get in touch and we would look to seat you over separate tables.

We will take a £4 non-refundable deposit per person, which will be deducted from the bill at the end of your visit. If you are playing games, it is £3 per person and your booking slot will be two hours long. As per Government Guidance, we will be required to take the details of every party member, we have paper forms that are stored in our safe and destroyed after 21 days, or fill out the booking form on our website.

To make a booking head to our booking section or click here.

We can accept walk-ins but due to reduced seating, we would recommend booking. If you are wanting to book for the same day, please contact us via Facebook, Email or Telephone.

Playing Games

Our games library has all been moved upstairs, and can only be accessed by the staff for your safety. We will recommend and collect the games for you to play and then once played they will be returned to our Quarantine Shelf for 72 hours before being sanitised. This will heavily reduce the risk of Covid-19 passing on any games pieces in the unfortunate incident in which someone does report a positive test after having visited the cafe.

If you would like to see our entire collection check out our Board Games Rental list here.

Are you changing the menu?

We are bringing back BURGERS!

Our menu will change slightly now we can have you all sit in, which means we can bring back burgers! We will be keeping some of our new favourites and will update our menu page as soon as possible.

What are your new opening times?

We will be opening later in the evening from May 19th, as well as on Sundays, check out our new opening times below:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10AM - 1PM; 5PM - 9PM

(Last booking for games at 7PM)

Saturday 11AM - LATE

(Last booking for games at 6:30PM)

Sunday 11AM - 6PM

(Last booking for games at 4PM; Kitchen closes 5:45PM)

Will you still be selling games?

Yes! We have a wonderful collection of brand new games for sale which you can check out here. If you enjoyed playing a game why not pick up a copy to take home!

Can I still rent games from the library?

Yes! We will still be allowing people to rent games from our library for up to seven days, to play at home, from just £5 per game. Check out the full rental library here.

That's everything! But if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Meeple Perk

We've been getting asked that a lot lately, and we love that you all want to support us so much that you're asking! So we thought, let's put together a little blog post just explaining how you can do that!

Well if you didn't know, WE'RE OPEN AGAIN! For takeaway and click & collect. We're very happy to be back in the cafe and we have a lovely new menu of snacks you can check out here.

This means you can come down in person to support us (if you want to) and make a purchase from the cafe! We have a great selection of locally sourced retail items, such as our Meeple Perk branded dice trays and bags, cotton masks, and RPG books and stickers! Plus, as an added bonus Asmodee are currently running the Love Your Game Store competition which we are participating in! When you visit us you just need to scan the instore QR code to enter and if you're lucky you could win £1000, £50 store credit or a bundle of games from us! You can enter once per day, so the more you visit, the better your chance of winning is!

Now, we do understand not everyone wants to come to the City Centre right now, and that's completely fine because you can support us in several ways from home!

You could order a game for delivery, we're happy to deliver games to your door either via Royal Mail or "DeliverDrew" (prices for delivery vary so please get in touch so we can organise that with you!)

You could support us via our Ko-fi page, every donation helps and you'll get full access to our Meeple Perk Discord Server. We would not be here now if it wasn't for our wonderful community helping us through this past year, thank you!

Something that costs nothing and helps a lot more than you might realise. You could take a little time to share our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram posts with your friends and family. Any interaction helps more people see our content, and the more eyes on us the better. Even better than sharing our posts, create your own posts talking about us, studies show that 92% of people respond better to personal recommendations... Had a great coffee? Had a good talk with us about games? Eaten a delicious sandwich? Make a post to tell your friends and tag us!

Finally, if you have been in and enjoyed our wonderful service, please leave a review of your experience on any service that you use to do so! Google is a great one for us, but anywhere where reviews can be made is good.

It's been a rough year, no one will deny that, but we're glad we had you, our community, to get us through it!

See you all soon!

Rhi & Drew

  • Meeple Perk

Update Time!

So we've been mulling it over and considering our options. We're still waiting on some detailed guidance, but we are VERY happy to announce that in April, once nonessential retail has reopened we will return and reopen Meeple Perk for Takeaway Only.

We will then plan to open for seating once it is safe to do so, which by current guidance would be Mid May at the earliest. We're very excited to bring back gaming to the café, and cannot believe it's been 4-5 months since we had our lovely customers sit down and enjoy the board games collection! Gaming will return to the café under the same policies as previous, and all games sanitised after a 72 hour quarantine but more on that again later.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and for our wonderful Discord Community who have kept us sane these past 11 months. Without you we most likely wouldn't be here today.

If you do want to support us please follow the Ko-fi link below:


Be safe and wash your hands!

Rhi & Drew!


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