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Franco Manca and Thaikhun to open in Southampton at WestQuay Watermark

09 August 2016 by
Franco Manca and Thaikhun to open in Southampton at WestQuay Watermark

Two more restaurants have been announced for Southampton's new WestQuay Watermark development.

Pizza outlet Franco Manca and Thai restaurant Thaikhun have signed up to open at the city's new £85m dining and leisure development.

The two units will join 15 other restaurants, including Bills, Five Guys and Red Dog Saloon, already announced for the leisure-led regeneration scheme on the site of the former Pirelli factory next to WestQuay Shopping Centre. There are expected to be around 20 restaurants within the scheme, which is being developed by Hammerson.

Franco Manca's 130 sq m unit on the development's lower promenade will be the brand's debut in Southampton and only its third restaurant outside London. The Neapolitan company specialises in sourdough pizzas.

Meanwhile, Thaikhun, with a 290 sq m restaurant on the upper promenade, will also be making its first move into the city. The open kitchen style restaurant will serve dishes inspired by the street food of Thailand.

Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson, said the two new signings were "great additions to the restaurants already secured and further strengthen the scheme's appeal as the south coast's leading leisure, dining and retail destination."

WestQuay Watermark is due to open by the end of 2016.

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