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Island Poké opens first UK location outside of London in Bicester Village

The UK’s leading poké operator has launched a new site in Bicester Village, its first location outside of London.

Island Poké is bringing its Fresh Pacific Flavours to Bicester Village, the luxury shopping destination in Oxfordshire. The brand has opened a kiosk unit along the main thoroughfare with enough seating for up to 40 people.

Island Poké uses sustainable and high-quality ingredients that deliver on both flavour and feel-good factor.

Made fresh to order every time, there are poké bowl options ranging from the Classic Ahi Tuna to the Yuzu Lomi Lomi salmon, as well as vegetarian, vegan and chicken options, they also offer a ‘build your own’ bowl, allowing you to choose from over a million poké combinations to create your dream and bespoke poké bowl.

Island Poké founder James Gould-Porter said: “Opening our first UK Island outside of London is a huge moment for us and we are delighted to be bringing our Fresh Pacific Flavours to Bicester Village and its loyal customers.

“It’s our mission to grow across the UK and beyond, bringing people a great and fresh alternative to the traditional lunch and dine-out offering, and we feel that there is a great match between our loyal customers and those that shop at Bicester Village.”

Following the success of its restaurants in London and France, Island Poké is set to embark on its biggest growth ambition yet, with plans to open 100 locations across the UK in the next five years including plans for four new restaurants in Edinburgh.

The brand currently has 18 Islands in London and nine in France.

Island Poké is part of the Hero Brands group, which also includes German Doner Kebab, Choppaluna, Sides and XIX Vodka within its growing portfolio.

Island Poké is also part of White Rabbit Projects group, a hospitality development platform that partners with early-stage restaurants and entrepreneurs to support and accelerate growth. Others in its portfolio include Lina Stores and Kricket.

In its restaurants, Island Poké uses sustainable, Oceanic fabric seating. Oceanic is born of the SEAQUAL Initiative, designed to combat marine plastic pollution and achieve a waste-free environment. This fabric is a recycled polyester with a purpose and Island Poké is proud to support the mission to clean up both the earth and its oceans.

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