Giant food hall to open at Battersea Power Station

Taiwanese restaurant BAO will feature in the 24,000 sq ft venue.
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A huge new food hall offering international cuisine including Chinese and Thai will open next year at Battersea Power Station.

Arcade Food Hall, run by JKS Restaurants, has confirmed its plans to move into a 24,000 sq ft space in the grade II-listed venue which, along with the surrounding area, is currently undergoing a £9bn redevelopment.

A new Arcade Food Hall will open at Battersea Power Station. Photo: JKSA new Arcade Food Hall will open at Battersea Power Station. Photo: JKS
A new Arcade Food Hall will open at Battersea Power Station. Photo: JKS

The food traders are yet to be confirmed, other than Taiwanese chain BAO and a Thai restaurant.

And it’s expected the site, at the heart of the former power plant, will open to diners some time in 2023.

Award-winning Taiwanese restaurant BAO will serve dumplings at the new site. Photo: JKSAward-winning Taiwanese restaurant BAO will serve dumplings at the new site. Photo: JKS
Award-winning Taiwanese restaurant BAO will serve dumplings at the new site. Photo: JKS

JKS, who are behind restaurants such as Hoppers and Gymkhana, opened the first Arcade site at Centre Point in New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, in April.

The space features nine unique food brands in a 12,500 square foot grade II listed space.

Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. Photo: Charlie Round TurnerBattersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. Photo: Charlie Round Turner
Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. Photo: Charlie Round Turner

Its latest addition follows a spike in popularity for food halls, where large groups can eat and drink from a variety of restaurants and bars over large tables, often in open air venues.

The Battersea venue will also include a number of new JKS brands to make up the food hall.

Award-winning architectural firm Red Deer is leading on the project’s interior design.

From left, the JKS Founders Karam Sethi, Sunaina Sethi and Jyotin Sethi. Photo: JKSFrom left, the JKS Founders Karam Sethi, Sunaina Sethi and Jyotin Sethi. Photo: JKS
From left, the JKS Founders Karam Sethi, Sunaina Sethi and Jyotin Sethi. Photo: JKS

Karam Sethi, founder of JKS, said: “We’re looking forward to opening Arcade at Battersea Power Station next year.

“We will be creating a number of exciting new brands which showcase even more global cuisines, while also expanding and developing some of our existing Arcade brands, to create a food and drink destination south of the river worth travelling for.”

Sam Cotton, head of leasing at Battersea Power Station, said: “London’s food scene has changed significantly over the past decade thanks to innovative dining experiences such as Arcade.

“From the outset it has been our vision to place food and hospitality at the heart of Battersea Power Station.

“We cannot wait to see Arcade open to the public next year.”

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