Six restaurants in the R1bn Century City Square, the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City which is currently under construction, have been let and will open in February next year.
The restaurants, which will flow onto the Square, are Tiger’s Milk, Seattle Coffee, an Eastern fusion restaurant, Punjab, and Café Frank. In addition a 150 seat restaurant, bar and deli in the Century City Hotel will anchor the other side of the Square.
The largest of the restaurants will be the 268 seater Tiger’s Milk which will be housed in the iconic Apex building, which will also be home to both Punjab and Café Frank. .
All the restaurants will offer both inside and outside seating onto the water or onto the Square, the latter of which will be energized with ad hoc events over weekends and public holidays. In pride of place in the Square will be the Folly, which will serve as a visual focal point and a stage for Square events.
Colin Anderson, director of Rabie Property Group which is undertaking the mega development, said restaurateurs had shown strong interest in the Square and all available space had been let almost six months ahead of completion.
“We believe we have a very good mix offering great choices from early morning breakfasts to lunches, dinners and late night cocktails.”
Anderson said the restaurants would serve not only conference and hotel guests, but also the office workers in the more than 50,000m² of office buildings in the immediate conference precinct as well as the more than 10,000 residents and 50,000 office workers in the greater Century City area.
Plenty of parking for the Square- in fact over 1,300 bays - will be provided in both a basement garage as well as structured parking to serve all elements of the Square. These include the Century City Conference Centre which will cater for 1,200 delegates over 20 venues, the 125 room Century City Hotel, 15,000m² of offices and 51 apartments. The entire development will come on stream in February 2015.
Anderson said there had also been strong interest in the office component of the Square and a number of large leases with top international corporates were currently being finalised.
“There are also a limited number of retail stores available,” he said.