New restaurant and bar opening in former nightclub and shop in Leicester’s St Martin’s Square

A new restaurant and bar is set to open in St Martin’s Square in Leicester. Work has been underway for some time inside two units in the center of the commercial area.

Posters have now been put up along the length of the upstairs unit, which was once a nightclub, bearing the name “The Frame”. According to the company’s social media accounts, it will be a restaurant and bar.

The Frame will occupy both the former nightclub and a ground floor unit, which was previously a sewing studio. This is confirmed by plans, approved last year by Leicester City Council, for a change of use at 9 and 16 Silver Walk.

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According to the plans, the proposal was to change its use from a store and nightclub to a restaurant/bar. The applicant also received permission from council to install four illuminated signs on the front and side of the building, two non-illuminated signs on the sides and three fixed awnings on the front and sides of the site.

The upstairs unit, 16 Silver Walk, was recently occupied by the Canvas nightclub and many years ago was home to 39 Steps, one of Leicester’s first hip wine bars. The retail unit, 9 Silver Walk, previously housed Crafty Sew and Sew, which is now based at The Maker’s Yard in Rutland Street, Leicester.

The Frame arrives at Place Saint-Martin

According to the posters, jobs are available at The Frame. Those interested in joining the team please email:

The opening of this restaurant and bar in St Martin’s Square is good news for the city center and is one of a handful of new venues soon to be launched in Leicester. Other new openings brewing include Slim Chickens and Döner Shack – both coming to Highcross Shopping Centre.

Jerry C. Greiner