Grosvenor Fund Management has announced that Busaba, the Thai casual dining brand, is to open in Liverpool ONE with a 5,418 sq ft restaurant at 111 to 116 Hanover Street.
It will be Busaba’s second restaurant outside London, with the company due to open its first Manchester branch later this month.
Busaba joins the recently announced Wahaca, Reds True BBQ and Roxy Ball Room as a tenant in the building on Hanover Street. Busaba will open in the next month, following Roxy Ball Room’s debut at the beginning of February. In addition, Turtle Bay is currently fitting out an adjacent restaurant on Hanover Street ahead of launching in March.
Wahaca and Reds True BBQ both opened before Christmas.
Miles Dunnett, director of portfolio management at Grosvenor Fund Management, said: “The signing of Busaba marks the successful completion of a strategy to establish Hanover Street as one of the most up-and-coming dining destinations in the North West. The authenticity of the brand is a great complement to Hanover Street and the Rope Walks, and Busaba adds even more choice to the already strong dining and leisure offer Liverpool ONE provides residents and visitors alike.”
Catering sales at Liverpool ONE were up 12.5% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Liverpool ONE’s dining offer will also be further enhanced in this spring with the opening of New World Trading Company’s The Club House on Chavasse Park.
Cushman & Wakefield and Metis Real Estate Advisors acted for Liverpool ONE. Busaba was unrepresented.