Vapiano has confirmed that it will double its London presence to six sites during 2018, following on from the group’s successful launch in Glasgow.
The first London opening of 2018 will be at the redeveloped landmark Centre Point on Tottenham Court Road, with the second and third sites being in Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge.
The opening at Centre Point, London’s tallest luxury development in the heart of the West End, will be Vapiano’s fourth restaurant in London and seventh in the UK. The development will give Vapiano 10,000 sq ft of space with around 280 covers, and terrace seating facing Centre Point Square, a new piazza with direct access to the new Crossrail station and four-way crossing opening up Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road.
Vapiano Tower Bridge, at Berkeley’s One Tower Bridge development, will boast one of the most beautiful views in London with a vista of the Thames, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. With 311 covers in a 9,000 sq ft space, it will have a mezzanine plus an outdoor terrace and is also scheduled to open summer 2018.
The Canary Wharf restaurant, at 8,300 sq ft, and 284 covers, spans two levels and will open August 2018 in the prestigious Cabot Square area of Canary Wharf.
Vapiano Managing Director Phil Sermon says, “We are incredibly proud to have secured these three impressive new sites, which underlines our strategy to both open in high profile, high footfall locations and continue to grow our exceptional business within the UK. Whilst we are announcing these three now, we expect to announce more in the next few months.”
With these three new openings, Vapiano will employ 600 staff across nine restaurants.