Jason Atherton, Will Ricker & Village London among the names set to open dining concepts in Victoria
Eighteen new eateries are set to open in Nova, Victoria, next year, creating London’s newest and most inviting restaurant quarter. Today, seven of these dining operators are announced as the development continues to take shape in SW1.
Nova, Victoria is an architecturally striking development that will create a vibrant new link between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace, which in turn leads onto the Royal Parks. The 897,000 sq ft destination will house world-class office space, high quality apartments and a cluster of inventive and exciting restaurants, eateries, bars and rotating dining experiences.
Jason Atherton will add to his growing portfolio of iconic dining destinations that include Pollen Street Social and Berners Tavern, with the opening of an Italian dining concept at Nova. The restaurant will feature a pasta room where diners will be able to see the food being made.
Adam White, co-founder and managing director of renowned brasserie The Riding House Café – whose London based restaurant collective Village London also includes Village East and The Garrison – will develop a unit with a view to opening an all-day offering. The space will offer 150 covers, with a sizeable outside seating area, an upstairs bar and a private dining room. Interior design will be by Adam White in Conjunction with Lou Davies of Box 9.
Will Ricker who has enjoyed great success with his Pan-Asian restaurants and more recently his Mexican brand La Bodega Negra, both here and New York, is bringing his two latest concepts to Nova. The Stoke House is an American BBQ that uses a cooking method of wood burning pits, on cuts of brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork, set in a contemporary bustling dining hall. Directly across from the Stoke House, will be the Juice Well, Ricker’s second organic cold press juice, super food smoothie and highly nutrient dense food store.
Having recently overseen the successful re-launch of Quaglino’s, D&D London – the restaurant group behind favourites such as Bluebird and Skylon – will open a 10,000 sq ft restaurant on two floors of Nova South, comprising a café, bar, outdoor terrace and food retail on the ground floor, together with a restaurant on the first floor. The interior is to be designed by Russell Sage Studio.
Sourced Market, which opened the first produce market in a train station in St Pancras in 2009, opens its third site at Nova in 2016. Working with the best of Britain's small, artisan producers the team will bring their blend of market retail and all-day dining to Victoria, offering everything from artisan coffee to craft beer and charcuterie to croissants.
Ross Shonhan, chef-proprietor of Bone Daddies in Soho and Kensington, Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden and – most recently – Shackfuyu in Soho, is bringing his Ramen Bar to Nova. Alongside some of Shonhan’s signature ramen and filled buns, Bone Daddies will be introducing a contemporary take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki in a restaurant spread across 2 floors and a sizeable outdoor space.
Woody Bruce, Managing Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard comments “It is a really exciting time for Victoria, and we are thrilled to be part of the changes that are taking place. Nova has transformed the perception of restaurants within Victoria and sees the position within the central London market place drastically change.”
MAJE opens in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf
Following the earlier success of Parisian sister company Sandro, MAJE opened its doors in Jubilee Place on the 1st of May 2015.
The letting was secured by boutique commercial letting agency Bruce Gillingham Pollard – specialists in premium mixed tenant developments.
The MAJE brand is designed for “Active and audacious young women. The MAJE wardrobe is skilfully designed to subtly bridge the gap between modernity and an assumed quirkiness, by focusing on real pieces and cutting-edge details.”
The French fashion company has taken a 2,502 sq.ft unit in Jubilee Place mall, Canary Wharf, beside Sandro and LK Bennett, complementing the already successful retail tenant mix within the mall.
Tracey Pollard, Director at Bruce Gillingham Pollard comments: “We were delighted that MAJE has taken up this opportunity. The brand’s unique positioning will add an exciting new dimension and fashion offering to the visitors, workers and residents of the Canary Wharf area.”
Bruce Gillingham Pollard is working alongside niche retail and leisure agent Lunson Mitchenall who together, act as joint letting agents across The Canary Wharf estate