Street food hub inspired by the grit and glamour of 1980's New York

New street food hub inspired by the grit and glamour of 1980's New York launches this June

Paddington Central is delighted to announce the launch of HUCKSTER, a new all-day dining and drinking destination inspired by the late 1980’s lower Manhattan street scene. The venue will convey the feel of a bustling, urban market where diners will be able to pick and choose from a selection of New York street food and beverage brands, available only at HUCKSTER. There will also be a bar serving exceptional cocktails and American craft beers, plus a coffee shop perfect for breakfast and brunch.

The interior of HUCKSTER will convey the grit and glamour of 1980s Manhattan, with a DJ led 80’s and contemporary pop soundtrack. HUCKSTER will also offer bookable areas perfect for groups, including a karaoke bar and a graffiti’d NY subway car.

Launching early June in the heart of the West End at Paddington Central, HUCKSTER is set to be the new go-to dining spot for hungry Londoners looking to experience a slice of retro NYC. The street food brands at HUCKSTER will include:

  • RUMBL. serving up hot chips tossed with thyme, seasoning and a range of toppings including Chicken skin dust with chimichurri mayo.
  • Crooked Peel Pizza Co. offering NY sourdough pizzas including the Hero (nduja, habanero chili, mozzarella di bufala) and the Fig + Honey (goats cheese, roast fig, pine nuts and Manuka honey) 
  • TRUE Burgers where diners can try the MACnPATTY, a beef patty covered with oodles of mac and cheese; and Chickilicious, a buttermilk chicken breast with herbs and spices, light mayo and gem lettuce.
  • WONTON WILLY specialises in a variety of wonton noodle soups with bean sprouts and choi sum.

Alongside the food offering, guests will be able to try the selection of classic and creative cocktails served at the main bar including High Society (gin, Martini Ambrato, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Absinthe floater) and Burnt Orange Espresso Martini (free trade fresh espresso, Kahlua and cane syrup). Non alcoholic cocktails will also be available including the Ginger Noir Sour (roasted stem ginger liqueur, egg white, lemon juice), as well as a selection of wines and American craft beers.

HUCKSTER Coffee Co. will be a focal point for breakfast and brunch. Breakfast favourites such as the Classic American with streaky bacon, pancakes, eggs, sausage, spinach, mushrooms and home fried potatoes will sit alongside great coffee, fresh juices and freshly baked pastries including Portuguese custardtarts.

Paddington Central is one of London’s premier destinations for business and leisure with vibrant events and activities occurring year round. Paddington Central offers an exciting array of food and drink opportunities for the local community and is extremely excited to welcome HUCKSTER into its portfolio. 

For more information on HUCKSTER, please visit the HUCKSTER website.
For more information, please visit the Paddington Central website.

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About Paddington Central

Paddington Central is an 11 acre mixed use campus close to Paddington station in London’s West End.  It’s approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Marble Arch and is well served by Paddington station, a major London rail and tube interchange, with excellent connections to Heathrow airport via the newly opened Heathrow Express and Crossrail in 2018. Paddington will be one of only three Crossrail stations in the West End, which will improve connections from the West End to the City and Canary Wharf.

British Land bought a majority ownership of the campus in July 2013 comprising three of the seven buildings and the retail and leisure cluster, totalling 610,000 sq ft along with 350,000 sq ft of consented development. As part of the acquisition British Land also acquired the freehold in respect of 200 residential units sold to St. George on long leases which sit above the retail area. Following the acquisition of One Sheldon Square, British Land owns four buildings and 800,000 sq ft of space.

Paddington Central has become a thriving community and is home to some of the world’s biggest corporations including Microsoft, Accor, Kingfisher, and Statoil. The office buildings are set amongst two landscaped squares and are situated on the waterside location on the Grand Union Canal, offering an attractive working environment enhanced by a gym, cafes and eateries. Further details can be found on the Paddington Central website.

About British Land

Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices.  We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.
 
Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles - Places People Prefer.  We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them.  This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.
 
Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio.  Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London 
as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio.  Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing.  Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.
 
In April 2016 British Land received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK's highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over a period of five years.
 
Further details can be found on the British Land website.

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