Insight

Eating my way round the world at intu Victoria Centre

Written by Alison Woodall, Senior asset manager

At intu Victoria Centre, the new restaurant openings are now fully complete with Joe’s Kitchen, Ed’s Diner, Thaikhun, Handmade Burger, Tortilla, Coast to Coast and Stonebaked Pizza all welcoming their first guests through the door.

This investment means intu Victoria Centre now boasts an atmospheric casual dining space with a range restaurants to choose from and I’m pretty excited to have been given the task of blogging about what’s cool and what’s not in this new world of eating and drinking in the heart of Nottingham The new restaurants provide a great selection of world cuisines from American and Italian to  Mexican and Thai, not forgetting some great tasting British classics at the newly opened Joe’s – I have sampled the Welsh Rarebit and I am told the sausage and mash is legendary. 

Ed’s Diner takes you on a journey back to the 1950s, serving up classic burgers, hot dogs and their world famous extra thick milkshakes.  

Handmade Burger prides itself on only using the most natural ingredients, sourcing its beef from Aberdeenshire, with each burger being pressed individually by hand.

Thaikhun is the cool kid of the intu Victoria Centre restaurant pack, serving up Thai street food from an open kitchen.  All the furniture, fixtures and fittings are sourced from Thailand giving the place an authentic, rustic feel, which really works.

The atmosphere in this new restaurant area is buzzing and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a good breakfast, a quick business lunch, a relaxing glass of wine with friends or a fun evening out with the family.  Celebrating  Nottingham’s heritage at the stunning setting of the iconic historic Clocktower is also something very special indeed. 

The new restaurants have got off to a great start and promise to go from strength to strength. And in the age of ‘retailtainment’, are a vital addition to what is already a thriving shopping centre. Creating destinations that offer a compelling experience to all our visitors is key to attracting more people from further afield and giving them a reason to stay for longer. Now, that can only benefit everyone involved, helping our tenants to flourish and ensuring our visitors leave with a smile and some happy memories that means  they’ll come back time and time again.