Hammerson has announced the signing of Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen, a new concept from Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew, at its flagship destination Grand Central.
Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen is part of the Chew-on-This restaurant group, founded by Ellen Chew. Ellen has over two decades of experience in the industry, with restaurants such as Chinatown London’s Rasa Sayang and Shan Shui in Bicester Village. The menu at Mrs Chew’s will focus on serving simple and authentic Chinese dishes, from time-honoured recipes using the freshest ingredients.
Set to open in the Winter, the new 1,500sq ft, 60-cover eatery is located opposite @pizza and Holy Moly Macaroni.
Iain Mitchell, UK commercial director at Hammerson, said: “We’re always looking at how we can step up the F&B offering at our destinations, as we know that our customers really value being able to sit down for a bite to eat with their friends and family. Mrs Chew’s will bring something new and fresh to Grand Central, and will really complement the broader offer at the destination. As with Treetop Adventure Golf, today’s announcement shows that, despite the tough environment, brands with an engaging and distinctive offer are still looking to grow.”
Ellen Chew, founder of Chew-on-This, added: “Mrs Chew’s will be dedicated to serving unpretentious Chinese cuisine, using premium ingredients and building on our experience of running successful Asian-inspired restaurants throughout London and the south east. Birmingham has been an aim for our expansion for some time, and is the natural next step for our group. Grand Central is such a vibrant and energetic venue, where we will be able to cater to the desire for fresh and authentic flavours.”