Westfield London — west London’s biggest shopping centre — is on a mission to reinvent itself as a restaurant destination of note. Eater has learnt that an award-winning contemporary Indian restaurant, founded in Mumbai in the 1970s, has acquired a space in the Hammersmith location and is due to open imminently. Copper Chimney, which has 16 locations internationally, is the latest in a series of recent high-profile announcements at Westfield.
Following news that Stevie Parle will open a second Pastaio there in November, it emerged last week that Wagamama founder, Alan Yau, will open a branch of his Turkish restaurant brand Yamabahçe; moreover, Propel’s newsletter reports this morning that the Michelin-starred restaurant group, Lima — run by Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez, will open a new Venezuelan brand, specialising in arepas, called Sabroso in October. Westfield is working with property specialists Davis Coffer Lyons on this new-look restaurant portfolio. Eater understands that further announcements are due to be made soon.
Copper Chimney describes itself as an “internationally renowned restaurant brand coming to Westfield London this autumn...an ode to secret recipes and cooking techniques from across undivided North India.”
The group was founded by JK Kapur in Bombay in 1972, promising Westfield “a flavourful melange of its signature Indian dishes, flavours and ingredients to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.” It specialises in food from the north and north west of India.
Copper Chimney is used to operating in travel and tourist hubs, internationally. It operates in six shopping centres and two airports in India.