Grosvenor Europe has announced the signing of Maggie Fu, a Liverpool-based independent Asian street food restaurant, for a 4,700 sq ft unit on Liverpool ONE’s Hanover Street. The new restaurant will be Maggie Fu’s second and serve as its flagship. Maggie Fu will launch once the lockdown lifts.
Further diversifying Hanover Street’s critical mass of international cuisine, which also includes Wahaca, Turtle Bay, Bem Brasil and Catalonian independent, Lunya, family-owned Maggie Fu will provide a range of Asian-inspired dishes. These will include steamed buns and ramen, ‘big bowl’ stir fry dishes, and frozen yoghurt desserts. Set across two floors, the restaurant will contain 120 covers when trading at full capacity.
Lee Boon commented on behalf of Maggie Fu:
“We have grown a very loyal following in the two years since we launched, giving us the confidence to open a flagship restaurant in a prime city centre location. Liverpool ONE’s Hanover Street is perfect. We have great neighbours and will benefit from high Liverpool ONE’s footfall, complemented by the residential and leisure offer in Rope Walks. We are ready to welcome existing and new customers later this year.”
Alison Clegg, Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor Europe, added:
“We are committed to maintaining a strong mix of local and regional independent operators alongside national brands at Liverpool ONE. As an already established operator from the city, Maggie Fu is a very welcome addition that will appeal to our broad cross-section of our visitors, from students to office workers to shoppers and tourists.
“The signing of Maggie Fu also highlights that, despite the challenging circumstances for the industry, Grosvenor Europe is supportive of operators, working with them to help create opportunities for growth as move towards recovery.”
Maggie Fu joins a distinctive list of dining concepts at Liverpool ONE, including Italian-American concept restaurant Smoke and Dough, Aether by The Alchemist, and The Club House by New World Trading Company. In addition, Cosmo, the multi-cuisine buffet brand, will be opening on Liverpool ONE’s Manesty’s Lane later this year.
Metis Real Estate Advisors and Savills acted for Liverpool ONE. Maggie Fu dealt directly.