We’ve already brought you intelligence of Westfield Stratford City’s sumptuous fashion offering but a girl’s got to eat and when WSC finally opens its eagerly anticipated doors next week, we can expect an equally delicious foodie mecca of over 70 venues, inspired by the global marketplace .
Italian stallion Franco Manca, boasts the most authentic sourdough pizza outside of Naples with single estate organic tomatoes imported directly from Italy through to pizza flour sourced from the renowned Molino Caputo. But if it’s the Moorish tastes of Spain and Morocco you’re feeling, El Cantara has it sussed with olives, cheeses, Acorn Fed Iberia Ham and a constantly evolving selection of freshly prepared dishes.
Meat eaters will love Chicago Rib Shack’s Stateside fare from burgers to chicken wings; Rhythm Kitchen for its authentic Caribbean Jerk cuisine with peas, rice and plantain aplenty and New Zealand’s Gourmet Burger Kitchen for its artisan recipes and Aberdeen Angus beef. Body-con Californian types will flock to Tortilla for its Mexican style burritos and tacos. Go east with YO! Sushi from sashimi to maki or Vietnamese style Pho with its delicious and fragrant noodle soups. But if you’ve a hankering for Indian spice, nothing beats Indi-go’s yummy Chaat Bites.
True Brits are sure to head for Geronimo Inns’ newest site, The Cow or Bumpkin’s 170 cover outpost. At the latter we can expect hearty Charter Pie, Dingley Dell slow-roasted pork belly and Welsh rarebit with chutney. The wine list is 100% organic, biodynamic and sustainable and there's even a herb kitchen garden outside on the patio alongside vintage seaside inspired stripy canvas chairs.
In addition, Westfield’s lounge-style eating area, The Balcony, is housed in a dramatic three-tiered gallery naturally illuminated by a 135-metre long skylight. It can accommodate a whopping 1100 people at any one time so prepare to shop, drop, shop and come back for seconds.