Arcade Food Hall

A first of its kind digital food hall experience is coming to CentrePoint as Arcade joins forces with JKS restaurants for the Arcade Food Hall. Peter Gray reports.

A host of new kitchens, a ‘sensual and luxurious’ dessert experience, and a state of the art digital ordering system are just some of the promised features of the forthcoming Arcade Food Hall.

The venue, which was previously known as Arcade Food Theatre, opened in a storm of publicity in 2019, only to close its doors again eight months later due to the Coronavirus Crisis.

We loved the venue but the reviews were decidedly mixed and the pandemic put paid to any hopes the venue may have had of building an audience.

Now, fast forward 15 months and the venue has announced that is reopening – with a new name, a completely rejigged food offering and a brand new partnership.

Arcade have teamed up with JKS restaurants for the relaunch. They are the group behind some of London’s most successful restaurants including Hoppers, Gymkhana and BAO London.

The duo have decided that some major changes are needed at the venue, too. They’re promising eight entirely new kitchens and while they have not revealed the names of the new occupants they have told us that we can expect “regional Thai curries, Indonesian street food, North Indian fast food, Spanish tapas, Middle Eastern shawarma, Japanese sushi, and American-style burgers.”

The venue will also boast a sensual and luxurious’ new dessert experience when it relaunches. We have no idea what this means in practice but that hasn’t stopped us salivating at the prospect.

And to round out the major changes, Arcade will be instituting a new digital ordering system at the venue which should mean no more queuing up for food. Diners will simply have to input their orders on their phones and wait for their food to arrive at the table.

A bar, daily provisions counter and al fresco dining area will also be included in the revamped space.

The CEO of JKS, Jyotin Sethi, had this to say about the relaunch of Arcade: “We’re delighted to finally reveal the new Arcade at Centre Point. We’ve always had the aspiration to create a venue that hosts a breadth of creative new brands as well as fostering up and coming talent within the hospitality industry.

Arcade is the perfect space for us to do this, both with the physical site and through London’s first digital food hall.”

Arcade Food Hall will open in November 2021 at Centre Point, 103-105 New Oxford Street. More information about the venue can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: food hall
When: Oct 21
Where: Centre Point
Website: Arcade Food Hall