Tuck in your napkin and prepare for a treat as Festival Place welcomes three tasty new eateries for 2020.
Natural frozen yoghurt kiosk Yogoo opened on January 9, while Spanish bakery and café Granier and Asian street food restaurant Chi both open in February, taking the total number of cafes, restaurants and food and drink kiosks at the Basingstoke shopping centre to more than 30.
Granier has 350 stores across Europe and is continuing its expansion into the UK. The bakery and cafe offers a range of fresh artisan breads and pastries alongside a selection of sandwiches, salads, hot drinks, and fresh juice.
Chi serves up Asian street food with a modern twist – choose from fresh bao buns with authentic fillings including beef short rib or beer braised pork, noodle and rice bowls, salads, dumplings, banh mi rolls, and bubble teas and waffles. Vegan dishes include a fried panko sweet potato filled bun, vegan katsu, and a panko sweet potato banh-mi.
At the Yogoo kiosk, your chosen flavour of frozen yoghurt comes in a tub or cone and can be topped with anything from fresh fruit to chocolate or granola with lashings of sauce.
The new food names are the latest in a long list of retailers to join the shopping centre in the last 12 months as Festival Place continues to attract some of the biggest names in retail.
British lifestyle brand Joules, The Cosy Club and KOKORO restaurants, and global Australian retailer Typo were among the new signings in 2019.
The shopping centre has also seen the expansion of existing stores, with popular lifestyle clothing retailer FatFace moving into a larger unit, and stylish homeware brand Homesense opening within the existing TK Maxx store.
A new, multi-million-pound car park refurbishment has also been unveiled, featuring directional signage, bay monitoring lights, six electric charging points, a find-your-car system, new surfaces and coloured zones and repositioned disabled and family bays.
Centre Director Neil Churchill said: “Festival Place shoppers are enjoying more choice than ever.
“The fact that we are continually adding premium retailers and vibrant and exciting restaurants to our already impressive list shows these brands are keen to be a part of what we are delivering here in Basingstoke.”