By Majella Taylor, New Openings Editor, H&C News: Two new Las Iguanas restaurant openings at Center Parcs.
Big Table Group, operators of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has announced the addition of two brand new Las Iguanas restaurants at Center Parcs.
Guests will soon be able to enjoy the spirit of Latin America and sample Las Iguanas’ authentic flavours at Center Parcs Elveden Forest and Sherwood Forest, doubling the number of Las Iguanas sites at Center Parcs to four.
Just in time for the late summer season, the new 284-cover restaurant and bar in Elveden Forest will open in August, creating 40 new jobs for the local area.
The 269-cover restaurant and bar in Sherwood Forest will open in November, creating 40 new jobs for the local area.
Big Table Group and Center Parcs extended their successful partnership in 2021 with a new six-year deal. The group operates four brands at Center Parcs, with Bella Italia, Café Rouge and new premium Italian casual dining concept, Amalfi, in addition to Las Iguanas. Center Parcs’ five luxury family holiday villages, at Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Woburn Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest, welcome 2.1 million visitors each year.
Alan Morgan, Chief Executive, The Big Table Group, said: “Our long-term partnership with Center Parcs demonstrates a strong relationship and acknowledges the continued demand for our brands at its villages.
“Las Iguanas has consistently proven to be an extremely popular choice with guests of all ages, so it’s fantastic to add two more locations to our portfolio, and for Las Iguanas to become part of the Center Parcs experience for holidaymakers at Elveden Forest and Sherwood Forest.”
Damaein Houghton, Group Food, Beverage and Retail Operations Manager, Center Parcs, added: “Las Iguanas is a household name and has been a real hit with guests at Woburn Forest and Longleat Forest, so we’re delighted to be bringing it to two more of our villages.”
Last year, Big Table Group announced its ambition and strategy to open 50 new restaurants and refurbish 70 sites over the next three years, investing £35m in new openings alone, which would take the estate to 200 restaurants across the UK, while the company intends to invest a further £19m to refurbish its restaurants, with 70 major renovations in the pipeline.