Bloomberg has announced the independent restaurants to occupy Bloomberg Arcade, bringing some of London’s biggest names in food to the City of London.
Opening this autumn, Bloomberg Arcade will create a culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile.
Running through the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian arcade will comprise ten independent restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and dining styles, seven days a week.
Michael Bloomberg, founder, Bloomberg, said: “Bloomberg Arcade reflects London’s incredible diversity and our commitment both to our employees and the City.
“It will be a culinary destination unlike any other in the City, and it will bring new jobs and life to the area.”
Curated by Bloomberg’s chief food critic Richard Vines in consultation with fellow critic and restaurant adviser Nicholas Lander, the arcade’s diverse restaurant line-up includes Brigadiers – a new concept by JKS Restaurants, the team behind Trishna, Gymkhana, Hoppers and Motu Indian Kitchen - serving classic Indian barbecue cuisine in a space inspired by a traditional Indian Army mess.
Brigadiers is joined by large-scale new sites for Caravan, Homeslice and Vinoteca, as well as Tokyo-style noodle café Koya and new permanent locations for Bleecker Burger and Hawaiian poké specialist Ahi Poké.
Three further restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks.
Vines said: “In selecting restaurants for Bloomberg Arcade we wanted to do two things: first, we wanted people doing something creative.
“We didn’t want another sandwich shop, another coffee bar; we wanted something original, people with new ideas and fresh approaches to food.
“Second, we wanted diversity: cuisines from different parts of the world and different styles of service.
“Choosing the restaurants was like playing a food version of fantasy football and we’ve got some of the biggest names in the business.”
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters occupies 3.2 acres between St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and will provide approximately 1.1 million square feet of office and retail space.