Ping Pong, the restaurant group famed for dim sum, gourmet Chinese teas and artesian cocktails, has expanded its estate – this time in East London’s Westfield Shopping Centre.
The new Stratford branch opened on the 3rd March and marks the start of an exciting year for the owners.
The new location was signed for in early December 2013, and is the first Ping Pong to open in a Westfield centre. Following in the footsteps of the recently opened Wembley Park location, Ping Pong has invested £500,000 to create a fresh new look, branding design and improved dining experience for the Westfield branch.
Referencing the urban side of Shanghai chic, both modern and 1930s, the décor includes splashes of paprika red, jade green and charcoal grey. The dim sum counter has been brought forward and there is the introduction of a tea bar dressed with copper tea pots stacked high on timber shelves – following the tradition of Chinese tea houses. The addition of the cocktail bar will make this a go-to destination for customers to indulge in artesian cocktails using exotic ingredients such as yuzu tapioca pearls, lychee and passion fruit.
Art Sagiryan, CEO of Ping Pong, says:
“As a buzzing fashion and style hub, Westfield Stratford is an ideal place for Ping Pong to open and the new location marks our growth outside of central London as we look to further expand our estate next year. The opening will kick off an exciting year following positive like-for-like sales results to end 2013. We look forward to welcoming shoppers to the new restaurant.”
Ping Pong continues to grow outside of the UK, with successful locations open in Washington DC, Dubai and Mumbai and plans afoot to strengthen their position in the UK market.