International Italian food hall Eataly has announced the planned opening of its first London location in 2020 with investment company British Land.
Eataly currently hosts several food marketplaces combining restaurant and retail businesses in Italy, the US, the UAE, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Sweden, Russia and Brazil.
The first UK Eataly will be debut at 135 Bishopsgate in Broadgate in a 42,000 square foot space, hosting Italian restaurants, bars, food stalls and coffee shops.
An official statement said: “Eataly’s original idea is very simple: to gather all the high-quality Italian foods under one roof, where you can eat, shop and learn.
“With a selection of the best Italian products, restaurants, bars, quick services, exciting on-site production laboratories, and a cooking school, Eataly will add to the already popular restaurant and bar offering at Broadgate, bringing many opportunities to learn about Italian food and culture though courses, guided tastings, demonstrations and special events.”
“The letting marks yet another positive step in Broadgate’s evolution into a mixed-use neighbourhood for London, and sets the tone for the world class retail destination that British Land is delivering at the campus.”
Head of central London retail and Meadowhall at British Land Claire Barber said: “Eataly’s decision to take space at Broadgate is a fantastic endorsement of British Land’s strategy to create a vibrant, world-class neighbourhood at the campus.
“Eataly will really put Broadgate on the map as an exciting destination for Londoners to enjoy seven days a week.”
Founded by Oscar Farinetti in Italy in 2014, Eataly now operates 40 food halls worldwide.
CEO of Eataly, Luca Baffigo said: “Visiting Borough Market before opening our first Eataly in Italy was a source of great inspiration for our concept.
“This is why opening a place in London where people can buy, eat and learn is a very important and exciting milestone for us. Being able to bring our model into a place that is so significant for us fills us with satisfaction and stimulates us to create in London a wonderful multifunctional experience.”
The marketplace will be accessible from both Bishopsgate and Broadgate’s Exchange Square.