Dining destination Arcade Food Theatre has been promised a facelift and relaunch from the owners of some of London’s best restaurants.
The JKS group has taken on the project which closed as a result of lockdown, and never managed to reopen again. Even before the pandemic the first iteration of the food hall was struggling after it failed to attract the 1000 Londoners a day it had thought it was going to bring in. Big name brands including Lina Stores and Flat Iron had sites within the mall, but somehow it still didn’t quite work.
Now, however, the successful restaurant group has promised to reinvent the space in a relaunch project. JKS are responsible for brands like Taiwanese bun house Bao, Michelin starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana and seasonal bakery and bar at Borough Market, Flor.
At the reinvented venue - which will now go by the name Arcade Food Hall (dropping the much-mocked 'theatre' element - there will be eight new kitchens, an independent restaurant up on the mezzanine level, outdoor seating, bars, and counter dining.
The team has promised that the venue will showcase global cuisines and flavours, and will be a base to champion emerging food and drink talent from. From Thai curries and Japanese sushi through to Middle Eastern shawarma and American-style burgers, the offering is far-reaching.
The space will be the first of its kind in London, where guests can order directly from the eight different kitchens to have their food delivered to their tables. This service is also replicated in a ‘digital food hall’ format, where costumes can purchase different items from each of the eight kitchens but collect everything in just one order.
Jyotin Sethi from JKS Restaurants commented 'We’re delighted to finally reveal the new Arcade at Centre Point. We’ve always had the aspiration to create a venue that hosts a breadth of creative new brands as well as fostering up and coming talent within the hospitality industry. Arcade is the perfect space for us to do this, both with the physical site and through London’s first digital food hall.'
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