Retail centre welcomes new restaurants amid strong sector performance

Maggie Fu
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Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, owner of the Liverpool One retail centre, has announced the launch of two new independent dining concepts at the city centre site.

The openings coincide with an upswing in the destination’s restaurant footfall and sales since the reopening of indoor hospitality, following several weeks of strong alfresco dining performance across the destination.

South East Asian bar and brasserie, Mamasan, has opened the doors to its 6,875 sq ft site on College Lane, offering an experience to visitors which combines premium cuisine, cocktails and music. Visitors are now being welcomed to enjoy the spacious and sophisticated brasserie-style setting, which features a mezzanine and panoramic terrace.

Maggie Fu, the independent Asian street food restaurant, has also launched its new 4,700 sq ft flagship venue at Liverpool One’s Hanover Street. The restaurant is serving a range of authentic family recipes and dishes including salt and pepper chicken, ramen, and its crowd favourite king prawn pad thai.

A number of Liverpool One’s existing operators have recorded a considerable boost to sales performance since the indoor service returned, including Aether cocktail bar, Five Guys and Bar Burrito.

Overall, data collected since restrictions eased on May 17, reveals Liverpool One’s food and beverage sales have grown 42% compared with the same period in 2019, while restaurant footfall has increased by 8.5%.

Alison Clegg, managing director, asset management at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “Liverpool One’s restaurants, cafes and bars have sprung back to life over the last few weeks with the alfresco offering across the destination, and it is fantastic to see another boost for the sector as indoor restrictions ease.

“We will continue to support our community of operators and are confident these good results will continue throughout the summer months and beyond.”

Brad Stevens, founder of Mamasan, said: “After so much preparation and anticipation, it has been so exciting to unveil this Mamasan venue to the public. There is a great atmosphere across Liverpool One as restrictions continue to ease, and this has certainly helped to drive a great volume of footfall and sales consistently since we opened.”

Liverpool One’s performance announcement follows the increase of outdoor seating by 100% across the destination, which will remain in place to ensure operators are supported and visitors are safely accommodated.

This includes the alfresco ‘In The Park with Boujee’ concept on Chavasse Park, serving as an extension of the recently launched Boujee Bar and Restaurant on Kenyon Steps.

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