Elephant Park welcomes trio of independent operators

7th February 2024 | Jack Oliver

A trio of independent operators have signed for Lendlease’s mixed-use Elephant Park neighbourhood in South London.

Asian street food concept NOKO has signed for a 1,710 sq ft restaurant at Elephant Park’s casual dining zone, Sayer Street. This will become NOKO’s second location – joining a site in Camberwell – and will serve a fusion of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean inspired cuisine.

Also joining Elephant Park is Venezuelan all-day eatery Arepa & Co, which will open at the neighbourhood’s lifestyle hub Ash Avenue. Its fifth location in London, the 2,000 sq ft restaurant will serve traditional sweetcorn cachapas, cornbread arepas, and small plates to up to 100 customers, including 25 outside.

Meanwhile, independent food market Kiki & Miumiu has launched its upsized store on Walworth Road. The retailer has more than doubled its presence at Elephant Park – where it has already spent two years – to 4,745 sq ft.

Guy Thomas, head of retail and place assets at Lendlease, said: “As a thriving, community-focused London neighbourhood, it is important for us to bolster Elephant Park’s blend of independent operators, to the benefit of our local area. NOKO, Arepa & Co, and Kiki and Miumiu were all born out of South or East London, and that local connection makes them ideal brands for the high street environments we have created at Elephant Park. Welcoming three independent businesses to the destination, one of which has recommitted and invested in Elephant Park, is a brilliant way to kick off the new year and we look forward to Noko and Arepa & Co’s openings.”

This follows the news that Filipino street food operator, Filishack, will launch its second permanent location at Elephant Park’s Sayer Street. Opening later this month, the restaurant will serve an all-day menu with Filipino street food favourites such as grilled chicken inasal and beef adobo.

Nash Bond, CF Commercial, and Shelley Sandzer represented Lendlease.


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