Barbecue restaurant group Big Easy will open its first restaurant outside of the capital after signing on a location at Bluewater.
The group’s fifth restaurant will open in the Kent-based shopping development next month in a 6,100sq ft situated on the upper level of Bluewater’s Plaza.
Split over two storeys the restaurant will have space for 236 covers and will have a bar area and a mezzanine level that will feature a live music stage. The new venue will also house a separate rum bar and a theatre kitchen.
“Bluewater is a great destination with a significant following among Big Easy fans, so making the commitment to open our first restaurant outside London there was an easy decision,” says Paul Corrett, founder of Big Easy.
“Landsec has worked with our team to deliver a great space in which the Big Easy brand will be brought to life for the enjoyment of Bluewater’s guests.”
The new opening comes hot on the heels of Big Easy’s fourth restaurant, which opened earlier this month in London-based shopping development Westfield Stratford.
Big Easy is known for its barbecue food that is inspired by the American Gulf Coast states, in particular Texas and Florida with a menu that is focused on barbecued meat, steaks, lobster and seafood, burgers and sandwiches.
The brand is also known for its large selection of American whiskies, with the new restaurant having a bar that will stock more than 500 different bourbons, tequillas and whiskies.
Property agent Shelley Sandzer represented Landsec in the deal.