It has been announced that Pho, a restaurant offering Vietnamese street food, will be joining Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre in Autumn 2017.
Highcross is Leicester’s largest leisure complex, which was initially opened as the Shires in 1991. The shopping centre already consists of some of the largest food chains including Bill’s Restaurant, Byron Burger, Frankie & Benny’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Yo! Sushi and Turtle Bay to name a few, as well as a 12 screen cinema and fashion retailers.
Pho is a Vietnamese street food brand, which was established in 2005, has over 20 restaurants across the UK including in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, however, the announcement makes it the firm’s first opening in the city of Leicester and furthermore, the first in the East Midlands.
The restaurant plans to occupy a 195 square meter unit, located on the corner of High Street and Shires Lane, close by the new development.
Sarah Fox, Head of Restaurant and Leisure at Hammerson plc, a property development and investment company, emphasised the importance of the brand’s opening at Highcross:
“Highcross has long been recognised as the region;s leading retail and leisure destination, and with the planned redevelopment and a string of new signings, the position is only set to strengthen.”
Jo Tallack, General Manager at Highcross, said: “We’re excited to confirm the addition of Pho restaurant at Highcross. The new restaurant marks a further enhancement to the centre’s growing dining offer and brings a new cuisine for our visitors to enjoy.”