Westfield Stratford City Welcomes Restaurant Operators

June 7, 2011

Westfield Stratford City, soon to be the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, has confirmed a string of restaurant operators secured through Davis Coffer Lyons, exclusive food and drink adviser to Westfield.

As exclusive food and beverage advisor to Westfield, DCL has secured a vast array of restaurants in four distinct dining areas across the 177,000sq m development, due to open on 13 September 2011. The external Southern Boulevard and Chestnut Plaza, the Balcony and mezzanine Loft areas and a lower ground floor food court as well as a new food market will be home to 70 dining outlets.

As reported this week, among the operators signed for the Southern Boulevard and Chestnut Plaza will be a fifth London outlet for Jamie Oliver’s high-street brand Jamie’s Italian; Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby’s fourth Wahaca Mexican restaurant; and a new gastropub from Geronimo Inns called the Cow. Newcomers will include the Ignite Group, which will open its third Bumpkin outlet, and Balans bar and café.

The Balcony area featuring a range of kiosk-style dining outlets include Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie’s Chip + Fish; Tony Kitous’s Comptoir Libanais, Tossed, Yo! Sushi, Caffé Concerto, Franco Manca, Indigo, Tortilla, Lotus Leaf and Rosa’s.

The mezzanine Loft area below the cinema will include Wagamama, Giraffe and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. To the lower ground floor food court, DCL has signed McDonald’s, Subway and KFC, as well as Sticky Rice; Crêpeaffaire, Caribbean Scene, Olive Oil and Oregano.

Kate Taylor, Davis Coffer Lyons, exclusive food and beverage advisor to Westfield, said: “There is a fantastic array of food and beverage signings at Westfield Stratford City and many examples of how Westfield is harnessing new trends in the sector and emerging cuisines.

“We are confident that through securing the very latest innovative brands and exciting new concepts with an inventive edge, from quick service through casual and contemporary dining, the dining offer will prove a great draw in its own right as well as enhancing customers’ experience at the centre.”