Hammerson has today announced that Bill’s Restaurant is to open at Highcross shopping centre in Leicester, marking its debut in Hammerson’s portfolio of leading retail and leisure destinations. Bill’s Restaurant has taken a 26,900m² (2,500ft²) site on the ground floor and will open in early 2015.
Bill’s Restaurant brings to Highcross its trademark breakfast to bedtime menu, and will also serve afternoon tea, daily specials and a children’s menu.
Commenting on the latest addition to Highcross, Sarah Fox, Head of Specialty Leasing at Hammerson, said: “Bill’s Restaurant is a great addition to our line-up of leading dining brands. They add something different to the offer that complements the range of global cuisine already available. Bill’s Restaurant is a great addition to our dining offer at Highcross, and we are also very pleased to welcome Bill’s to the Hammerson portfolio.”
Bill Collison, founder of Bill’s Restaurant, added: “We are delighted to be opening a restaurant at Highcross, and joining an already eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. The location means we can expect a high footfall throughout the day, which is just what we like with our all day offering. We are looking forward to creating a space with plenty of Bill’s hallmarks – cosy booths and sharing tables, candles and chandeliers – a great space for shoppers to take a break any time of day.”
Bill’s takes the total number of restaurants in Highcross in St Peter’s Square, Highcross’ dedicated catering quarter to 19, joining brands such as Carluccio’s, Pizza Express, Coast-to-Coast and handmade burger Co, in creating the largest concentration of high quality dining brands in the region.
The news also follows the announcement in September that Hugo Boss is to open a BOSS boutique at Highcross this autumn.
Bruce Gillingham Pollard acted for Hammerson and Space represented Bill’s Restaurant.