Bunratty Tavern Coming to Reading and More Nearby Restaurant News

Also in this month's restaurant round-up: Bestsellers Cafe re-opens in Medford, Ginger Gourmet plans to open in North Reading, and new fro-yo spot in Wilmington.

We know Wakefield residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking. 

Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month.

Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories covered in the past month.


According to the Reading Community Services Office, a new Irish Pub is coming to Reading. The Bunratty Tavern will open at 622 Main St.

The tavern will start demolition at some point this summer and will renovate throughout the fall in the historic M.F. Charles building. They will offer a full bar and are looking to incoorporate an indoor area for live music, according to the Community Services Office. The tavern will also include an outdoor dining area for warmer months. 


Starting Saturday Aug. 25,  in North Reading will offer Mrs. Felix's Cupcakes.

Stop by Heav’nly Donuts on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon for the launch featuring free face painting, coupons, raffles for a free dozen of Mrs. Felix’s Cupcakes, a coloring station and, of course, cupcakes.

There may be an Asian restaurant, Ginger Gourmet, opening at 265 Main St. The restaurant's management requested a liquor license at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night. The public hearing was opened, and will be continued on Sept. 17 at the board's next meeting.

According to Manager Mark Zeng, the restaurant is going to be a first class, fine dining Asain restaurant with Chinese and Japanese food.


 Rob Dilman has a lot of patience. The owner of Bestsellers Cafe at has waited since May—over five years—to re-open as renovations to the building snailed along.

Returning customers will find a similar book selection and store layout, but with a few upgrades, Dilman said. Large french doors open to small porches overlooking the Mystic River in the back of the cafe, hardwood floors have replaced carpets, and there's a new oven so the cafe bakes its own muffins and scones.


For Mary Buscone and Tracy Botehlo, it was a sweet weekend. The Wilmington residents celebrated the grand opening of their , Fro-Yo to Go.

After a night of business on Friday, Fro-Yo to Go hosted a grand opening celebration throughout Saturday with face painting, free popcorn and of course plenty of self-serve frozen yogurt to go around.


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