Jamie’s Italian is leading a host of new restaurant openings at Westfield London shopping centre this summer with the launch of its fourteenth site.
Westfield, the £1.6bn shopping centre that opened in White City last year, will be the third London site for Jamie’s Italian, which having launched just two years ago, now operates restaurants throughout the UK, with further openings pegged for Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool in the next few months.
Simon Blagden, managing director of Jamie’s Italian, said: “Westfield London has proven itself to be one of the most successful retail centres in Europe over the last year, so it’s a natural fit for Jamie’s Italian and we can’t wait to open.”
Also joining Westfield London is Lebanese restaurant Mandaloun, which is opening its fourth restaurant and flagship venue with a combined lounge, shawarma grill and fine dining concept.
Royal China will also be launching its first restaurant within a shopping centre, although the chain, which currently operates sites in Baker Street, Canary Wharf, Fulham and Queensway, will offer an additional Four Seasons BBQ twist to appeal to Westfield’s diverse number of shoppers.
Israeli chef Leor Nissim is also opening a flagship branch of Café Isola Bella, the centre’s first fully kosher restaurant, which he hopes will establish the brands reputation as ‘the finest luxury kosher dining experience’.
Existing Westfield operations Searcy’s and Caffe Concerto will be expanding their offering with a respective extension, and a new, separate full restaurant and jazz bar.
Michael Gutman, managing director of Westfield’s UK/Europe, said: “This diverse mix of restaurants represents the extensive range of food, retail and leisure we have at Westfield London which has been further boosted by the recent opening of the state of the art Vue cinema. The cinema has exceeded all expectations and, together with these new signings and the extensive range of events and activities within the centre, completes Westfield London’s evening offer.”
Westfield London has now completed its Southern Terrace restaurant line-up, following the recent openings of food-led pub The Bull, Jom Makan and French restaurant LPDJ.