Elephant Park is set to enhance its dining landscape with the addition of several new independent food outlets. The Asian Street Food restaurant and bar, NOKO, and the Venezuelan all-day eatery, Arepa & Co, have recently committed to opening their second and fifth London locations respectively at Elephant Park. In addition, Kiki and Miumiu, a unique independent food market known for its pan-Asian offerings, has just opened an expanded store within the area.
NOKO has chosen Elephant Park’s casual dining area, Sayer Street, for its second outpost. This new location will join NOKO’s original site in Camberwell, offering 60 indoor and 15 outdoor seats. Spanning 1,710 square feet, the restaurant will feature a menu inspired by Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisines, including a selection of dumplings, noodles, flame-grilled robata, and fried chicken.
Arepa & Co, recognised as the go-to place for Venezuelan food in London, will take up space in Ash Avenue, Elephant Park’s lifestyle hub. The 2,000 square foot restaurant aims to cater to up to 100 guests, offering an array of traditional Venezuelan dishes such as sweetcorn cachapas, cornbread arepas, and small plates like yuca fries and pastelitos.
Following a successful two-year tenure at Elephant Park, Kiki & Miumiu has unveiled its larger store on Walworth Road. The expansion more than doubles its previous size to 4,745 square feet and introduces a new grab-and-go Taiwanese bubble tea concept by T4, complementing its extensive range of authentic East and Southeast Asian products.
Guy Thomas, Head of Retail & Place Assets at Lendlease, emphasized the importance of supporting independent businesses like NOKO, Arepa & Co, and Kiki and Miumiu, noting their strong local roots in South and East London as crucial for the high street environments at Elephant Park. “Welcoming three independent businesses to the destination, one of which has recommitted and invested in Elephant Park, is a brilliant way to kick off the new year,” Thomas said.
Yan He, Operations Manager at NOKO, expressed excitement about the opportunity to open a second site within the Elephant Park community, highlighting the area’s reputation for world flavours and the chance to showcase the best of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine.
This announcement coincides with the news that Filipino street food operator, Filishack, is also set to open its second permanent location at Elephant Park’s Sayer Street, further diversifying the culinary offerings available in the neighborhood. Representing Lendlease in these new ventures were Nash Bond, CF Commercial, and Shelley Sandzer.