Two restaurants that share a south London heritage and an international flavour have signed contracts to open new premises at Elephant Park, the £2.3bn regeneration project being delivered by Lendlease and Southwark Council in Central London.
Popular Ecuadorian restaurant, Miko’s, will move from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, into a 1,200 sq ft space at 17 Sayer Street. One of few operators in London that specialise in this particular Latin American cuisine, Miko’s focusses on traditional and affordable dishes, including an array of soups, rice, and seafood dishes.
Bayroot is set to open a 620 sq ft restaurant at 15A Sayer Street, bringing unique Lebanese flavours to Elephant Park. Adding to their existing restaurant in Camberwell, the brand will offer their menu favourites such as mezze, grilled meats, and wraps, combining ingredients sourced locally with those imported from Lebanon.
Both restaurants are due to open in Spring 2020, and will join an impressive line-up of international cuisine at Elephant Park. Recent openings include Ethiopian and vegan eatery Beza, Japanese tonkotsu specialist Koi Ramen Bar, and most recently, authentic Caribbean restaurant Tasty Jerk. Pan Asian operator Pot & Rice is set to launch later this month.
Guy Thomas, Head of Retail at Lendlease, commented, “Having local businesses at Elephant Park has always been one of our key objectives so we’re very pleased that Miko’s will be opening their new premises with us, and that Bayroot’s second branch in the area will bring their superb brand of Middle Eastern cuisine.”
Lenin Erazo, Founder of Miko’s, said, “Our food has proven hugely popular with visitors to Elephant & Castle; we bring the best tastes of Ecuador and have built-up loyalty through our authenticity. We were keen to stay within this local community as it’s where we founded the restaurant, so we are delighted with the new restaurant space in Elephant Park, and the opportunity Lendlease has provided to us.”
Yasser Elmoussa, Founder of Bayroot, added, “Elephant Park is quickly becoming a destination for world flavours, and our traditional Lebanese dishes will sit perfectly amongst the other restaurants here. We are well-known in Elephant & Castle – we have been just down the road in Camberwell for over five years and cannot wait to bring some Middle Eastern spice to Elephant Park.”