New Retailers Announced at Battersea Power Station
A year after opening the riverwalk at Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village – the first chapter of the visionary Power Station project – is emerging as one of London’s most exciting new food and drink destinations as the latest restaurants and businesses are announced.
Caption: Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, meets the local business owners and chefs at Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station
Photo credit: Johnny Stephens Photography
The visit coincided with the one year anniversary of the opening of the new stretch of riverwalk and comes as Battersea Power Station announces the next wave of retailers to open this year. They include an independent cinema, a craft brewery, a bakery, a florist and new restaurants offering international cuisine. The new additions will join a curated selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and businesses that have already opened, bringing the total number of confirmed retailers at Circus West Village to 20 and putting it on the map as an exciting new food district for London. The six new destination venues announced today that will join the already dynamic Battersea Power Station line-up are:
• Archlight Cinema: An independent cinema that is a sister venue to the award winning Olympic Cinema in Barnes. It will be a boutique, three-screen cinema uniquely located in three totally transformed former railway arches
• Baker and Spice: Authentic bakery and all-day café serving breads, pastries and cakes baked the artisan way
• Cinnamon Kitchen: A contemporary Indian restaurant featuring modern food created by celebrity chef, Vivek Singh
• Moyses Stevens: A boutique florist that has been designing fresh flower bouquets since 1876, winning them two royal warrants. As well as a flower shop there will also be a floristry school where visitors can learn how to make their own beautiful bouquets
• Tonkotsu: An authentic Japanese restaurant serving a menu of ramen, gyozas and a selection of other sides and desserts. The restaurant has imported a noodle-making machine from Japan and diners can watch the noodle making process in action
• Battersea Brewery: A craft beer micro-brewery with adjoining bottle shop and tap-room
Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, said: “I am pleased to see these entrepreneurs moving into this new site. As well as homes, this development is supporting new businesses and delivering economic prosperity for the capital.”
Rob Tincknell, CEO of BPSDC, said: “Battersea Power Station is fast emerging as London’s newest and most exciting food and drink destination. We are delighted to welcome to the line up several more fantastic operators that share our passion for creating a new, unique community focused destination for London.”
Over a thousand residents have now moved into their new homes at Circus West Village and over half a million people have already visited the new riverwalk since it opened. The MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service is now operational, putting Battersea Power Station within 15 minutes of the West End and less than 40 minutes from Canary Wharf. A new pedestrian entrance has also opened, connecting Circus West Village with the rest of Nine Elms via Battersea Park Road.
Businesses already open include: Mother, a pizzeria from Copenhagen offering simple soul food (voted third best pizza in London), No. 29 Power Station West, a relaxed neighbourhood bar and restaurant serving great food all day, Italian restaurant Fiume where chef Francesco Mazzei serves classic Italian food from Calabria, a new riverside seafood restaurant from the renowned London oyster and shellfish specialists the Wright Brothers, The CoffeeWorks Project, a family-run business serving the best coffees and tea from around the world as well as homemade cakes and biscuits and Vagabond, one of the UK’s first urban wineries offering 100 wines by the glass and a fantastic range of craft beers and seasonal food.
The Battersea General Store is the locally run global store with a diverse range of food, freshly made sandwiches and a deli. Boom Cycle, known for its high-energy, music-focused fitness experience, has opened its flagship studio at Battersea Power Station.
As previously announced, also opening this year are: Ben’s Canteen, a neighbourhood hangout specialising in burgers, bloody marys and brunch; Paul Edmonds, a luxury hair salon widely known throughout the industry as a true style innovator that has been at the forefront of hair trends for the last 30-years and Pedler Cru, an all-day neighbourhood eatery with a daily changing menu offering adventurous and quirky dishes made from seasonal ingredients.
Battersea Power Station is easily accessible via the riverside walk from Chelsea Bridge or from Battersea Park Road. Opening hours vary. Visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events.
In the picture:
BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT
Stephen Finch, owner Vagabond, Peter McDonald, COO Battersea Brewery, Ken Yamada, Owner Tonkotsu, Alessandra Canevarolo, General Manager, Mother, Mel Marriott, owner No.29 Power Station West, Raj Bathia, Owner, TBGS, Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, Rob Tincknell CEO BPSDC, Vivek Singh, Executive Chef and CEO of Cinnamon Kitchen, Tina English, Commercial Director, Cinnamon Kitchen, Robert Godber, co-owner, Ben’s Canteen, Peter Theoklitou, owner, CoffeeWorks Project