JKS Restaurants reveals line-up for relaunching London food hall

JKS Restaurants has today unveiled the line-up for Arcade Food Hall at Centre Point, on New Oxford Street, London WC1, opening on Friday 22 April.

Arcade Food Hall, formelry Arcade Food Theatre, will include new brands from the JKS Restaurants team including: Plaza Khao Gaeng, a southern Thai restaurant; Hero Indian Fast Food, serving up North Indian street food classics; and Middle Eastern shawarma kitchen Shatta & Toum.

There will also be American diner-style food at Manna; Indonesian street food from Bebek!Bebek!; day-to-night deli Arcade Provisions; Japanese sushi and omakase experience from Sushi Kamon and Michelin-starred Sabor’s little sister Saborcito.

There will also be the Benham & Froud Jelladrome from dessert connoisseurs Bompas & Parr.

Drinks at the central bar use ingredients that mirror the flavours of the kitchens and a fully-packed calendar of art, events and music will set a buzzy vibe from day until night.

The brands that will open at Arcade Food Hall are:
Hero Indian Fast Food: Hero is a North Indian fast food kitchen that showcases the chatpatta flavours of Indian street food – hot, sour, sweet, tangy, salty and smoky. The kitchen pays particular focus to the cult Punjabi makhani sauce.
Signature dishes: BBQ Butter Chicken Pao; Wagyu Keema Pao; Masala Fries Chaat

Shatta & Toum: this is a shawarma kitchen from Berenjak founder Kian Samyani. The shawarma is made using khobez bread stuffed with chicken shawarma and marinated lamb doner. The menu also showcases a range of Middle Eastern mezze.
Signature dishes: Chicken and Lamb Shawarma Wrap; Hatay Tepsi Kebab; Sigara Borek

Saborcito: The little sister to Michelin-starred Sabor by Nieves Barragan and Jose Etura. The menu features classic tapas dishes alongside daily changing seafood specials. Prawns, clams, razors, scallops and oysters are among the fresh catches that will fill the seafood display behind the countertop. Enjoy Saborcito dishes throughout the Food Hall or take a seat at their Counter for an exclusively Spanish experience.
Signature dishes: Pulpo a la gallega; Arroz Negro; Tuna Empanadilla; Crisp Fried Squid Bocadillo.

Manna: A burger and fried chicken kitchen inspired by diner culture in the USA, developed by JKS Restaurants and Bake Street’s Feroz Gajia.
Signature dishes: Nashville Hot Tenders; ‘Hot One’ Smashed Burger; Jalapeno Popper Fried Chicken Bun

Sushi Kamon: An elegant sushi bar developed by the founders of Yashin Sushi and JKS Restaurants. Alongside a weekly-changing sushi menu available for the food hall, Sushi Kamon also offers a bookable 8-seat counter for a traditional omakase experience (meaning ‘I’ll leave it to you’), where master sushi chefs prepare a tailored menu in front of their guests. The counter will be bookable in the evening for omakase, which lasts for one hour and is priced at £45 per person.
Signature dishes: Tempura Prawn and Kumquat Sushi Sando; Chirashi Bowl; Fossil Prawn Cracker

Plaza Khao Gaeng: Arcade’s flagship, bookable restaurant from Luke Farrell delivers Southern Thai comfort food on the mezzanine level. With the name nodding to Thailand’s ‘khao gaeng’ (curry over rice) street stalls, curries will be made using specially-made fresh curry pastes and herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits grown in the greenhouses at Luke’s nursery in Dorset.
Signature dishes: Sour Orange ‘Gaeng Som’ Curry; Dry Wok-Fried Pork ‘Kua Kling’; Stir Fried ‘Pad Satoor Goong’

Bebek! Bebek!: Street food from the warungs and night markets of Indonesia and the second kitchen from Luke Farrell. The menu is built around the twice-cooked crispy duck and chicken that Javanese street stalls are famous for, created using fresh Indonesian ingredients and produce grown on chef Luke Farrell's Dorset farm, Ryewater Nursery.
Signature dishes:v Smashed ‘Bebek Goreng’ Duck; Smashed ‘Ayam Penyet’ Chicken; Beef Sate Marrangi

Arcade Provisions: A new sandwich and bakery spot open from 8am each morning, serving Margot’s Pride, an exclusive range of sandwiches from Margot and Hector Henderson of Shoreditch’s Rochelle Canteen, a range of seasonal pastries from James Lowe’s Flor Bakery and Origins coffee. In the evening, the space will transform into Provisions Lates, serving Cocchi negronis and Margot’s Pride hot sandwiches.
Signature dishes: Margot’s Pride ‘Annabelle’ Smoked Ox Tongue, Pickled Beetroot and Horseradish Sandwich; Flor Bakery’s Lardy Bun

Benham & Froud Jelladrome by Bompas & Parr: Desserts at Arcade come from the Jelladrome, an eye-catching concession from Bompas & Parr and JKS Restaurants. It plays host to Benham & Froud, the fine British Jelly brand serving up shareable architectural trifles layered with jelly, blancmange, biscuit and cream as well as boozy jelly shots. In addition, Marshall’s Fancy Ices offers nostalgic penny licks.
Signature dishes: Gin Lemon Verbena Architectural Trifle; Marmalade and Toast Penny Lick

Arcade Bar: Cocktails from Arcade’s central bar are inspired by a time of day. Guests can choose from Café, All Day Party, Timeless or Late Night Disco lists, which cover everything from the classic Manhattan to a Som Tam Mojito. There’s also a Michter’s Old Fashioned machine, Cocchi negronis at Provisions Lates’ dedicated bar, and an extensive wine list featuring Arcade’s new ‘sessionable’ own-label white, rosé and prosecco.
Signature drinks: Som Tam Mojito; Yuzu Sake Bomb; Nitro Martini

Karam Sethi, Founder of JKS Restaurants, commented, “Over the last 15 months we’ve been working to create the 9 new brands that will open at Arcade Food Hall. All the brands share the same hallmarks as our classic JKS brands - they’re fun, accessible, vibrant and serve food that is familiar but original. All of the dishes created are unique to Centre Point.

'We hope to raise the bar in terms of food hall experience in London - where the same attention to detail given to the food is also reflected in our drinks list, the art, music, and entertainment. We hope the versatility of the space ensures that Arcade Food Hall will suit all occasions.”

Arcade will be open for walk-ins and bookings in the food hall. Guests will be able to order direct-to-table from each of the restaurant kitchens and bar, via QR codes present on their menus. For larger groups, Arcade offers three dedicated areas for bookings, full space hire for groups of up to 300 people, or exclusive hire of the mezzanine level for groups of 50.

The 12,500 sq ft brustalist Grade II-listed space features a contemporary take on mid-century architecture. Once a central bus depot, the space looks out onto the West End, Holborn and across St. Giles Square.

Arcade Food Hall will be home to commissioned art installations from Fergus Henderson, Mr Bingo and Andrew Swainson. Custom-made lighting installation ‘Filigrana Cloud’ from Established & Sons by designer Sebastian Wrong takes its place in the heart of the food hall.