The refurbished Notcutts Wheatcroft garden centre retail space saw the opening of a street-food inspired restaurant and redeveloped Home, Gift and Seasonal departments, which includes Notcutts’ Christmas products, toys and next year’s outdoor living spring and summer products.
The restaurant, named ‘The Street Kitchen’, is inspired by street-food dining and combines classic, freshly cooked food with more contemporary dishes in an exciting environment. A pair of reconditioned Citroën H vans take centre stage with each van being individually branded and themed around a different type of cuisine. There is also a van specifically catering for children called the Piaggio Ape van. The space also features a series of other food stalls that completes the vibrant market ambience.
The concept is an evolution of Notcutts’ restaurant concept with a strong emphasis on traditional British specialities and local produce. Wheatcroft is taking a step further as dishes are cooked and served entirely from scratch in the independent stalls and vans. Notcutts recognises that people visit their centre for an enriching leisure experience, which is as much about being inspired by innovative displays and enjoying a pot of tea with friends and family as it is about shopping for the garden.