The City’s latest re-development behemoth, Broadgate Circle, has opened behind Liverpool Street station, bringing with it 11 new dining destinations. And the revitalised line-up is better than one might expect – fewer of the usual, ubiquitous chains that often take up residency in these restaurant arcades.
Hakkasan Group has chosen Broadgate Circle for the second site of dim sum teahouse Yauatcha, as well as its first standalone patisserie – the imaginatively named Yauatcha Patisserie.
Stepping outside of his trendy Bermondsey comfort zone is Spanish chef José Pizarro, who will open an outpost of his much-loved tapas restaurants in the new development in May.
Also coming soon ETM Group’s The Botanist, Crab Tavern, alongside Comptoir Libanais, Sandwich and Street Dots’ ever-changing line-up of street food trucks. Since its launch, Aubaine, Franco Manca, Shoryu Ramen and Beany Green have all opened at Broadgate Circle.
As part of an extensive makeover of this once-groundbreaking late ’80s complex, the new restaurants will participate in a programme of food, drink and cultural events open to the public throughout the summer months. Events include: cocktail master classes, wine tastings, the Broadgate bake-off, a London Farmer’s Market (all produce sourced within the M25), live sport screenings, theatrical performances, foodie film screenings, contemporary productions and children’s activities. More info.