Crossing Food Hub Officially Opens
Dining is on the up in the town centre with the official opening of The Crossing at The Brunel
To celebrate the occasion, Swindon’s newest and largest food hub played host to some of the town’s VIPs in the new eating space that's also designed for hosting events & entertainment.
The 20,000 sq ft food hub on the first floor of the upper mall, which is now home to a mix of independent restaurants and cafes and High Street eateries offering fresh food and drinks.
These include Chopstix Noodle Bar, Subway, Triple Two Coffee, boutique bistro Eggelicious and the latest additions, Indy’s Vegan Kitchen and Soul Shack. With more to come.
Swindon mayor Maureen Penny alongside Bernard Ferris, head of retail property for FI Retail Estate Management who own The Brunel, did the honours before heading up to The Crossing via the new escalator from Canal Walk.
Jane Stewart, Deputy Manager of The Brunel, says feedback from visitors to The Crossing has been overwhelmingly positive.
“People are telling us that they love the look and feel of it, really appreciate the wide choice on offer, and enjoy either being able to linger over a meal with friends or just check their emails over a quick coffee,” says Jane.
“We love the fact that several of the independents have already built very successful businesses locally and have chosen The Crossing as the next step in their growth. For example, Triple Two Coffee have been so successful on the ground floor of The Brunel Plaza that they have opened a second coffee shop here, and Eggelicious has chosen The Crossing for its third restaurant, Eggelicious E3.
McCtaff’s originally specialised as a home-made cake caterer but has expanded to combine cake catering with a traditional English tearoom.
And Sweets Galore began in a unit in The Arcade before moving into a new unit at The Crossing, and also opening Desserts and More next store.
Swindon Rendezvous Back Home!
After 2 years in Old Town, the name everyone knows for top Chinese food is back in its original location.
Swindon Rendezvous has relocated back to Theatre Square near The Wyvern. And the refurbished restaurant looks better than ever, as our pictures (the first ones to be taken before it reopened on 27 March 2018) show.
Judging by the reaction on social media it's been a popular decision!
> EAT Swindon Facebook - Swindon Rendezvous Pictures
All New Rudi's!
This is the amazing new décor at Rudi's bar & kitchen in Swindon town centre.
The transformation also includes all-new menus for breakfast, lunch & evening incl. a selection of sharing plates and much more.
Small Plate, Speed Date!
Take heart, leave the dating sites behind and prepare to meet your perfect dinner companion!
As part of Love Revolution at The Brunel Swindon, Small Plate Speed Date is perfect for anyone who likes eating out and enjoying new experiences, taking place on 14th & 15th February from 7pm.
14th of February ages 21-30
15th of February ages 31+
During the evening you’ll have the opportunity to meet and chat over a selection of sharer food, lovingly prepared by the restaurateurs at The Crossing whilst enjoying live entertainment.
Tickets are £15pp and include all dates, 10 small plates and entertainment.
To book please contact The Brunel on 01793 525 857 or visit Centre Management Office, Upper level of The Plaza, adjacent to Crystals.
Spaces are limited, so be quick!
New Year, New Waffle Shop!
Newly transformed pub adds a new twist!
Totally refurbished in late 2017, The Brewers Arms in Wanborough have now converted their former front bar in to a coffee & waffle shop.
It will now be serving coffees, waffles, ice creams and homemade smoothies 7 days a week! Opening on Monday 22 January.
See their new website for full details.
> Brewers Arms, Wanborough - new website
That's What I Call A Yorkie!
Swindon goes crazy for Yorkshire Pudding Wraps at the Outlet!
With a reach of 140,000 on our EAT Swindon Facebook and rising - and over 2,000 comments & 750 likes - these pictures we posted of some new street food in Swindon has certainly got everyone drooling - and wanting one!
Yorkshire Pudding Wraps - essentially Sunday Lunch in a Yorkshire pudding wrap - are available at the Swindon Designer Outlet until 24 December with beef, turkey or pork, as part of their food offer for hungry Christmas shoppers.
If all our followers turn up at the same time, join the queue!!
NEW! Chopstix Set To Open at The Crossing
The Brunel's new food hub welcomes its latest eaterie
Chopstix Noodle Bar is set to open at The Crossing at The Brunel Swindon on Friday, 24 November.
They join Eggelicious, Tastes of Portugal, Desserts & More & McTaffs Cakes & Tearoom at the fast-expanding place to eat & relax in the town centre, with Triple2 Coffee coming soon.
> The Crossing - more info.
Savoury or Sweet?
The Crossing, the new food hub at The Brunel Shopping Centre, is really coming together.
One of the first to move in, Eggelicious, is already very busy serving its popular mix of vegan, gluten-free & vegetarian wraps tapas, fish & plated specials. And now three more independent local businesses are joining them.
First to open will be Tastes of Portugal, who are expanding from their first shop in the old tented market. Run by business owner Isabel Simoes, Tastes of Portugal will offer the Portuguese groceries for which they are already well known together with a delicatessen counter with imported cheese and meats, plus Portuguese wines and beers. They will also serve hot food, hog roasts and pastries.
From savoury to sweet..... Sweets Galore, who have has been established in The Brunel shopping centre for ten years, have also decided The Crossing is the perfect opportunity to open their new concept dessert and ice-cream parlour serving entirely desserts and shakes.
Adding to that, Triple Two Coffee, which opened in The Brunel centre in August 2016, has been so successful the owners have decided to open an additional unit within The Crossing too.
All hope to start serving in late October/early November coinciding with the opening of the new escalator linking Canal Walk up to The Crossing which is near completion.
The Crossing is targeted at the day-time, quick service food sector, providing trade from breakfast through to early evening. Its offering sits perfectly within the existing, successful restaurant and food offering in the town centre – Regents Circus and Swindon Outlet.
Moody's Place Coming Soon!
Fans of Moody Burgers in Bridge Street will be pleased to know that Moody's Place will officially open on Friday, 29th September.
Located in what was the short-lived Mok's Street Food & Grill in Commercial Road, the new venture promises burgers, loaded fries & sides, classic cocktails and a unique atmosphere. Looking forward to it!
> Moody's Place - Facebook
Well, the first thing that's most definitely NEW is..... this website! Your complete guide to eating out & takeaway in Swindon.
If there's one thing we do know, the people of Swindon love their food - and especially when someone else if making it! So whether it's places to eat out, where to grab a takeaway or who delivers to your door in Swindon, you'll find exactly what you want right here on EAT Swindon.
You can keep up-to-date with us everyday too on our social feeds, where we'll be posting photos, recommendations, offers & what's new on the food front here in Swindon and roundabout.