Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, meets the local business owners and chefs at Circus West Village Photo: Johnny Stephens Photography
A year after opening the riverwalk at Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village – the first chapter of the Power Station redevelopment project – more food and drink destinations have been announced.
They include an independent cinema, a craft brewery, a bakery, a florist and new restaurants offering international cuisine. The new additions will join what the Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) is describing as a curated selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and businesses that have already opened. This will bring the total number of confirmed retailers at Circus West Village to twenty and thereby create a whole new food district for London.
New ventures include:
• 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 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, added, “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 bar and restaurant serving food all day; Italian restaurant Fiume where chef Francesco Mazzei serves classic Italian food from Calabria; a new riverside seafood restaurant from the London oyster and shellfish specialists The Wright Brothers; The CoffeeWorks Project, a family-run business serving coffees and tea from around the world as well as homemade cakes and biscuits; and Vagabond, the urban winery offering 100 wines by the glass and a range of craft beers and seasonal food.
The Battersea General Store supplies groceries as well as freshly made sandwiches and a deli, while Boom Cycle, known for its high-energy, music-focused fitness experience, has opened its flagship studio at the Power Station.
Also opening this year are Ben’s Canteen, a neighbourhood hangout specialising in burgers, bloody marys and brunch; Paul Edmonds, the luxury hair salon; and Pedler Cru, an all-day eatery with a daily changing menu.
February 11, 2018