Bill’s opening first outlet at Westfield London

Bill’s restaurant chain will be opening its first shopping centre outlet at Westfield London.

After having signed contracts for a 4,092 sq ft unit in the Southern Terrace, the branch will open in the spring. The restaurant, which will be located next to Le Pain Quotidien and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, will have a 184-cover and will be the 18th branch to open across the UK.

Founder Bill Collison said: “It’s great to be opening at Westfield London. The dishes we serve in our restaurant, and the friendly atmosphere, will fit right in with Westfield’s shopping-district buzz. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner.”

Westfield’s dining centre currently makes over seven million food and drink transactions every year. This new branch will provide 50 new hospitality jobs to the borough, whilst it has been announced that 80 per cent of all the materials used for its construction will either be recycled or upcycled. This includes its wood flooring, scaffold planks, lighting and brickwork.

Westfield’s director of operations Bill Giouroukos added: “We are thrilled Bill’s is opening its first restaurant inside a shopping centre at Westfield London, adding to our great line up of star restaurants including Jamie's Italian and The Meat and Wine Company.

“Leisure is a key driver of footfall and dwell time and we have worked hard to create the ultimate shopping and leisure experience for our customers.”

Bill’s, who is backed by Richard Caring, is looking to also open new sites in Bristol and St Alberns in the next year.

Westfield London, which produced £962 million in sales in the past year, attracts over 27 million people from all over the world every year.

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