A popular bistro in Cumbria is set to reopen on Thursday this week after its owner recovered from successful heart surgery.

Thyme Bistro in Keswick has been closed since the first week of January to allow staff some well-earned annual leave, while owner Richard Walmsley is also recovering from heart surgery. 

The restaurant and cafe initially planned to reopen on February 8, but pushed back to February 22 to allow Richard enough time to get back to full fitness after his surgery.

Situated in the heart of Keswick in the beautiful lake district, the bistro provides a warm friendly service and good, fresh home-cooked food.

It was established in 2019 by husband and wife team, Richard and Wendy, who between them have 35 years as a chef and over 25 years of front of house experience.

On Facebook, they confirmed their reopening date.

They wrote: "We are pleased to let you all know Thyme Bistro is reopening on Thursday 22 February. We thank all our customers for you good wishes and patience during Richards recovery from surgery. We can't wait to see you all soon."

Richard told the News & Star: "I am now feeling significantly better and looking forward to our reopening this evening. I would also like to thank all our customers for their support and good wishes."