Elephant Park looking rosy as three new F&B operators open


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Lendlease has announced the opening of The Rosy Hue at Elephant Park, a neighborhood pub owned by South London group Livelyhood. There will also be Mexican fusion restaurant and bar Cheeky Chicos and Korean-Japanese restaurant Kokoro, all three of which have opened on the destination’s lifestyle hub, Ash Avenue.

The Rosy Hue takes its name from the rosy patrons of ‘penny gaffs’, a type of theater for which Elephant & Castle was once famous. The new Elephant Park Pub offers bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts in a traditional pub setting. The 3,100-square-foot unit features a heated covered patio for al fresco dining and drinking with seating for up to 150 seated diners.

Cheeky Chicos Elephant Park is the brand’s fourth venue, a 1,900-square-foot restaurant that seats 75 guests indoors and up to 20 guests outdoors. Their menu blends Mexican-inspired fare like tacos, quesadillas, and nachos with a unique array of cocktails like margaritas and frozen pina coladas.

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Kokoro, the Korean-Japanese eatery, has opened on Ash Avenue between Cheeky Chicos and neighboring pizza restaurant Four Hundred Rabbits. It serves a combination of homemade sushi and hot dishes, including soups, noodles, and poke bowls. All food is prepared on the 1,000 square foot premises and promises quality cuisine and prompt service.

Guy Thomas, Head of Place Assets at Lendlease “Our plan for the Elephant Park footprint has always been to bring a new High Street to Elephant and Castle and The Rosy Hue, Cheeky Chicos and Kokoro are helping us bring that through Offer to create traditional pub along with a mix of other operators that are relevant to our community and beyond. Community-focused venues, as well as affordable and varied food are essential to Elephant & Castle, so we are delighted to see these three brands join the established offering.”

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Sarah Wall, Owner of Livelyhood “We are delighted to open the doors of our eighth pub in south London and bring a little of our signature Livelyhood charm to a new area. Elephant & Castle is such a diverse and historic place and it is important to us that The Rosy Hue reflects tradition in a modern way, in keeping with the regenerative character of its setting in Elephant Park.”

Dan Edgar, Kasparas Azbainis and Ray Cornwell, Co-Founders of Cheeky Chicos “We are delighted to have opened at Elephant Park and to introduce the vibrant energy of Cheeky Chicos to an already vibrant location. We are proud to be part of the region and its community.”

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Rak Park, CEO of Kokoro “The new Elephant Park eatery is the beginning of a new chapter for Kokoro. We are delighted to have taken root with Elephant & Castle and to open our first-ever location in central London.”

The openings of The Rosy Hue, Cheeky Chicos and Kokoro follow the arrival of all-day kitchen, bar and grocery store RAREBIT on Sayer Street, the hub for casual dining at Elephant Park.

This was posted by Nick Thornton in the Bdaily Member News section.



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