Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ), the all-day bakery and café concept, is to make its UK regional debut on 29 January at Bicester Village, Oxfordshire, in a move announced as the company’s first out-of-London site.
The company is also reported to be looking to add another 15 to 20 sites in the UK in the coming three years.
Last year, LPQ hired services and investment management company Jones Lang Lasalle to advise on its expansion into the regions. The Belgian restaurant and boulangerie will sit alongside Itsu, Pret A Manger, Villandry and Soho House’s Farmshop concept at the Oxfordshire shopping scheme.
LPQ celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as the launch of its 25th UK site in London last year. Following on from this success, it is now bringing its “good food that does good” beyond the capital.
Launching on 29 January, the restaurant will be located at Unit 82 in the Village and will serve 155 covers inside the restaurant and 60 on the outside terrace. LPQ Bicester Village will be serving the restaurant’s signature artisan baked bread, healthy recipes and organic, seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu has been devised to use locally sourced produce, with offerings including soups, salads, hot dishes, tartines, homemade pastries, plus vegan and vegetarian options.
LPQ will also be launching its popular baking classes in Bicester Village, which range from fresh artisan bread recipes to seasonal cakes and cookies. The first series of baking classes will be on a ‘Spring Clean in Spring 2016’ theme, with rejuvenating recipes using fresh local produce.