SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new restaurant and a new bar at London Paddington station.
The new units are healthy eating brand Leon and bar concept Cabin. The Leon outlet measures 2,700 square feet, and is the second Leon outlet to be opened by SSP. The Cabin, which extends over 2,300 square feet, is SSP’s own concept and has already proven highly popular at other locations such as Waterloo station as well as Manchester, Stansted, Bristol and Newcastle airports.
The new developments are located on the balcony, a seating area that overlooks the concourse in the area known as ‘the lawn’.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK said; “We are delighted to be opening these two new outlets at London Paddington – one of London’s busiest stations. The addition of these brands will enhance the offering available to passengers at the station, giving commuters and tourists alike more options of where to grab a bite to eat before boarding their train, and will serve as a great place for people who live and work in the area to have a lunch time snack or an after-work drink.”
Hamish Kiernan, commercial director of retail for Network Rail Property, said; “The new additions from SSP into the rejuvenated Paddington Lawn help bolster both our daytime and evening offer. This historic station gives commuters a high-quality customer experience, meaning it is no longer just a place for travel, but a place where people choose to shop, meet and eat.”
John Vincent, Leon co-founder and chief executive said; “We have always said we want to be there when people need us, and travelling makes you tired and hungry. Paddington travellers can now leave their marmalade sandwiches at home and fill up with tasty Leon food instead.”