Five New Restaurant Operators Confirmed at Westgate Oxford

December 13, 2016

The Westgate Oxford Alliance has secured five new restauranteurs as part of its food and beverage line up at Westgate Oxford, opening in October 2017. Cinnamon Kitchen, The Breakfast Club, The Alchemist, Pizza Pilgrims and Polpo will join the leisure line up at The Roof Garden, the scheme’’s unique ‘kitchen-garden’ eating and drinking destination, which overlooks both the dreaming spires of Oxford, and the countryside.

They will join restaurants Sticks n Sushi, who currently operate in London and Cambridge; Comptoir Libanais, Le Pain Quotidien and Shoryu Ramen at Westgate Oxford – which has been developed by the Westgate Oxford Alliance, a joint venture between Land Securities and The Crown Estate  – and will sit alongside the boutique Curzon Cinema. The restaurants, secured through leisure property agents Davis Coffer Lyons, are all between 3,000-5,000 sq. The 140, 000 sq ft John Lewis is due to open a rooftop restaurant of its own, offering customers many opportunities to see the unique vistas across Oxford

They will join the premium retail and leisure mix, with retailers Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Cos, & Other Stories, and H&M. The 800,000 sq ft destination will house over 100 retailers and 25 restaurants and cafes, and a wealth of new public spaces in addition to the boutique cinema and roof top terrace dining, bringing  a new shopping and dining quarter for Oxford, The centre, which is now 65 per cent let or in solicitors hands, will bring a long list of retail and leisure newcomers to the city including Michael Kors, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Victoria’s Secret Pink. One of Oxford’s most famous shops, the academic book retailer Blackwell’s, will also open at Westgate. Alongside loved brands, New Look, River Island, Next, Primark and Superdry.

Naomi Howard, Leasing Director at Land Securities said: “Our roof top terrace is one of the most special elements to our new scheme, offering customers unseen before views across the dreaming spires and the countryside of Oxford, and we are so excited to have such a fantastic line up of restaurants sharing our vision for the roof terrace.”

Tracey Mills, Executive Director of Development Leasing at Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “Demand has been fantastic for the 12 rooftop restaurants, which will offer diners a panoramic view of the City Centre and beyond. We are in active, advanced negotiations for the remaining three units.”

Executive Chef at Cinnamon Kitchen, Vivek Singh, commented: “We are delighted to be opening the second Cinnamon Kitchen in Oxford, our first restaurant outside of London. Oxford is one of my favourite places in the UK, a beautiful city so rich in culture with such a diverse range of residents, businesses, students and tourists. The Westgate development will bring even more culture, along with shopping, eating, drinking, art and experiences to the heart of Oxford, and we are proud to have partnered with Land Securities and The Crown Estate on such an exciting, eco-friendly project. I hope Oxford enjoys our buzzy all-day modern Indian restaurant with great cocktails, beautiful design and a unique Indian inspired garden.”