Bluewater is to get its first Greek restaurant after agreeing a deal with Fulham Shore – taking its ‘Plaza’ food area to full occupancy in the process.
The Real Greek, currently the UK’s only group of authentic Greek restaurants, will launch the Bluewater outlet later this month. It will span 3,900 square feet and serve 155 covers.
The brand offers a contemporary Aegean experience of Greek dining and hospitality, with a broad selection of traditional Greek meze dishes, mixed with flame-grilled meats and souvlaki wraps.
The majority of its ingredients are sourced directly from suppliers in Greece, and embody the culinary heritage of the nation.
Nabil Mankarious, managing director at The Real Greek, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our 21st outlet in Bluewater and to be the first Greek restaurant to operate within the destination.
“We’re proud to continue to thrive as the industry recovers from the pandemic and we are confident that this location will add to our success and further expand our presence on a great scale.”
The signing is a coup for Bluewater given it comes shortly after it agreed terms with Big Easy for a first location outside of London.
Rob Hardie, portfolio director for co-owner and asset manager of Bluewater at property firm Landsec, said: “Having The Plaza fully let is a clear indication of the appeal of Bluewater for operators, as well as the strength and relevance of F&B in leading retail destinations.
“We want to ensure that our guests are met with an abundance of choice, and are able to spend the entire day at Bluewater exploring and experiencing different things. Adding new concepts such as The Real Greek is in-line with our strategy to broaden the range of cuisines on offer to our guests, especially in The Plaza, our fast-casual dining hub.”