Wagamama to open largest UK restaurant in Leamington Spa

By Luke Nicholls

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Wagamama chef Steve Mangleshot estimates more than 600kg of noodles will be served during the first month at the Leamington Spa restaurant
Wagamama chef Steve Mangleshot estimates more than 600kg of noodles will be served during the first month at the Leamington Spa restaurant
Wagamama is set to open its largest UK restaurant in Leamington Spa on 23 June, featuring the noodle chain’s new sushi menu and housing a brand new bar concept.

The 153-cover restaurant, situated in Parade Royal in the heart of Leamington Spa’s town centre, is the first Wagamama branch outside London to offer it’s full sushi menu, which it plans to roll out across its 80-strong estate.

“After much anticipation and planning, we are so excited to be opening in Leamington Spa and to launch our first bar in one of our restaurants,” said Ingrid Williamson, Wagamama’s director of marketing. “We are looking forward to welcoming leamington spa residents to our sleek and stylish new surroundings, complete with summer specials and sushi offering.

“Our menu has something for everyone so we are anticipating a large influx of hungry diners in the coming weeks, and look forward to converting a few new food fans to the Wagamama way.”

Over 40 food choices and over 30 drink options are available on the Wagamama Leamington Spa restaurant menu, including a kids mini-menu. Wagamama executive chef Steve Mangleshot estimates more than 600kg of noodles will be served to diners during the first month in Wagamama Leamington Spa.

Alongside the noodle dishes, the restaurant will offer a number of rice dishes and salads, as well as the new sushi menu, which features a range of Wagamama-inspired plates including sashimi, nigiri and mixed sushi platters.

New Wagamama bar

The Leamington Spa site will be the first to incorporate a new bar concept, which will feature specially tailored Wagamama cocktails designed by mixologists to complement the Japanese-inspired menu.

Exotic fruit and vegetables make up the bar drinks selection, including the raspberry mule and ginger lychee martini, and a Japanese twist on cocktail classics, with the Yuzu Collins and prosecco-based Tokyo 46. A selection of light bites and snacks will also feature on the bar menu, including the negima yakitori (chicken skewers) gyoza, (dumplings) and the sushi range.

Wagamama has worked with local conservation architects to refurbish the grade two star-listed building at 95 Parade Royal; to respectfully fuse a minimalist modern dining space and sleek looking bar with the heritage ballroom of what was the Regent Hotel.

With the opening of its first restaurant in Londons Bloomsbury in 1992, Wagamama has expanded to having restaurants in 16 countries worldwide. For more information on the brand and the new Leamington Spa restaurant, visit www.wagamama.com

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