Coming soon: Exeter's new eateries
PUBLISHED: 14:37 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:37 05 October 2015
New names unveiled for the city's dining quarter
Four of the eight restaurants in Exeter’s new Queen Street dining quarter have now been named.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen and craft brew bar The Terrace are the latest names announced by Aviva Investors.
They’ll join Caribbean restaurant chain Turtle Bay and The Stable, specialising in pizza, pie and cider.
Aviva says it is in talks with tenants for the remaining four units and hopes to make further announcements soon.
The Terrace – A Craft Brew Bar is the brainchild of the Artigiano team who run the Expresso and Wine Bar on Exeter High Street. It will go into a unit which is being rebuilt to create a roof-top bar with restaurant, outdoor terrace and views of Exeter Cathedral.
Joe Hill, Managing Director of Artigiano Expresso Bars Ltd says: “The Terrace is going to be very special and we are very excited about opening right at the heart of Queen St Dining.”
Gourmet Burger Kitchen will open a two storey restaurant overlooking Queen St and the barrel-vaulted Ambulatory. The chain has over 60 restaurants across the UK with an emphasis on handcrafted burgers.
Stephen Evans, Development Director at GBK, says: “We’ve been searching for the perfect spot for a while and we’re pleased to have secured a space within the highly anticipated redevelopment of the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Exeter has a vibrant food scene so we’re excited to introduce residents, tourists and students alike to GBK and our fresh, crafted and adventurous burgers.”
The Queen Street project is seeing the Guildhall Shopping Centre’s neo-classical façade on Exeter’s Queen Street transformed.
A new entrance from the High Street is being created and the three public spaces within the centre itself are being re-invented: Market Square, bordered by amphitheatre-style seating areas, St Pancras Square overlooking the beautiful 13th-Century St Pancras Church and Goldsmith Square, making them all more welcoming and attractive to shoppers and diners alike.