The existing Qube dining area has already established itself as a go-to destination with diners, housing top names such as PizzaExpress, handmade burger Co, Nando’s, Zizzi and wagamama.
The 45,000 sq ft extension will accommodate a further 11 restaurants, including the North East’s first Thaikhun restaurant, which serves authentic Thai street food. Apparently, the restaurant will be decorated with genuine bric-a-brac items from Thailand, hand-picked to bring a Bangkok inspired ambience to the North East.
Kim Kaewkraikhot, owner/ chef director of Thaikhun, said: “I want to bring the true cooking of my country to customers throughout the UK. It’s exciting to be opening in another new region of England. intu Metrocentre will be a great place for us and we’re really looking forward to being part of the Qube dining and leisure quarter. The buzz in the place is great for our street food and will echo the excitement of the streets of Bangkok.”
Mexican eatery Barburrito’s will also be opening its first North East restaurant in the Qube and will be joined by Coast to Coast, TGI Fridays, Chiquito, Five Guys, Ask, Bella Italia and Subway.
A little patience is required before tucking into this tasty new line-up though, as the Qube extension is set to open in spring 2016.