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Three new food and drink brands set to open at Paddington Central

British Land has signed three food and drink brands at Paddington Central. HUCKSTER, a brand new dining concept for London, has agreed a 15 year lease for a 4,700 sq ft bar and restaurant at 4 Kingdom Street, Lords of Poké has agreed a 10 year lease for 840 sq ft and Coco di Mama has signed a 10 year lease for 1,100 sq ft.

These brands form part of a changing food scene at Paddington Central. HUCKSTER takes inspiration from the late 1980’s lower Manhattan street scene with a broad selection of street food style operators. Alongside the food and cocktail offer, HUCKSTER will be home to a karaoke bar with booths available for hire for up to 30 people.

Lords of Poké is one of the capital’s most exciting new food entrants, serving fresh-cut, Californian-inspired poké bowls sourced from sustainably caught fish. The opening at Paddington Central marks the brand’s second permanent outlet after Peckham Levels.

Coco di Mama is an Italian eatery that offers fast, fresh Italian-inspired food and drink. Serving six daily changing pasta dishes in addition to specials and an array of breakfast options, Coco di Mama offers a range of ‘grab & go’ options. Since its launch in 2011, Coco di Mama has opened 20 locations across London.

Tim Haddon, Head of Campus – Paddington Central, British Land, said: “This is an exciting moment for Paddington Central as we focus on providing a diverse range of food and beverage options at the campus. HUCKSTER offers a completely different experience to anywhere else in the area and Lords of Poké and Coco di Mama specialise in gourmet grab & go options. The lettings are testament to our investment in curating a vibrant canal-side destination for the local community, workers and visitors, and further strengthen the campus’ reputation as a leading seven-day-a-week neighbourhood in central London.”

HUCKSTER, Lords of Poké and Coca di Mama are the latest additions to the 11 acre Paddington Central campus. The arrival of these food and drink brands form part of British Land’s strategy to transform the campus into a vibrant, mixed-use, seven-day-a-week destination on the Grand Union Canal.

To improve connectivity to the new Elizabeth Line station, British Land is curating the canal-side frontage, with ongoing investment providing an increasingly varied selection of retail and leisure for workers, local residents and visitors. Since acquiring Paddington Central in 2013, British Land has invested £100 million into the transformation of the campus’ public realm as well as the construction of the newest office building 4 Kingdom Street, and aims to increase the amount of retail and leisure space on the campus in the future.

The offices at Paddington Central are home to leading businesses across technology, telecoms and pharmaceutical industries including Microsoft, Vodafone, Kaspersky Labs and Splunk.


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