New brands join Elephant Park

A number of new food and beverage brands have signed up to open branches at Elephant Park, which is part of a £2.3 billion regeneration project at London's Elephant and Castle, being developed by Lendlease and Southwark Council.

Sustainable dining brand Bobo Social is relocation from its former location in Fitzrovia to open a 162 sq m (1,740 sq ft) restaurant at the South London venue. Design is by IDL Interiors, working with Bobo Social founder Michael Benson. The brand offers a range of easy-to-eat seasonal dishes, with all meat and fish responsibly-sourced.

Tasty Jerk
Tasty Jerk

“Elephant Park is an exciting new destination, and the clear drive to mix locally-based and internationally-recognised brands perfectly suits our offer,” says Benson. “We are very excited to be opening our doors here, and look forward to seeing our seasonal and sustainable menu, along with our expertly designed cocktails, launch amongst this emerging Elephant and Castle community.”

Also set to open at Elephant Park are Sugo, an Italian street food trading brand which will offer healthy street food commonly encountered in Rome and Palermo; Caribbean take-away brand Tasty Jerk, which delivers classic dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients; and Pot & Rice, which recently opened a 96 sq m (1,030 sq ft) Pan Asian fusion restaurant at 13 Sayer Street.

“Our leasing plan has been designed to help emerging brands benefit from the affordable and accessible retail opportunities available,” says Lendlease head of retail Guy Thomas.

The masterplan for Elephant Park was developed by MAKE Architects, with MaccreanorLavington, Panter Hudspith, AHMM, DRMM and Squire & Partners working on various elements of the scheme.