Five bar and restaurant brands have agreed to open branches within the entertainment district at The O2 in Greenwich, in a vote of confidence in London’s hospitality sector.
The Waterfront Limited Partnership, a joint venture between live entertainment company AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has let over 32,000 square feet to firms that will open under the roof of The O2 in the coming months.
Those set to welcome customers there include Japanese noodle and tempura restaurant brand, Marugame Udon, Middle Eastern dining offer Soukra, Kitchen Pizzeria, and German Doner Kebab.
In addition, Boom: Battle Bar, which specialises in competitive socialising such as Bavarian axe throwing, crazy golf and beer pong, will open this summer.
Alistair Wood, executive vice president of real estate and development at AEG Europe, said: “Despite an incredibly challenging pandemic, we have worked very hard to keep our existing brands and to bring in diverse new offerings.”
The hospitality industry was able to start serving outdoors from April 12 in England and next month should see operators also allowed to trade indoors.
Lunson Mitchenall is the leasing agent on The O2 site.