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Retro food gets a makeover at VIVI at Centre Point

What: VIVI at Centre Point

In a nutshell: Retro dining above Oxford Street

Summing it all up: If you've got a soft spot for the good old days, then head to VIVI where you can enjoy your chicken a la king in London landmark Centre Point with Vivi. Just head to the bridge link, and look for the PlayPlax inspired lights...


The low-down

Retro can a winning style for many things, like decor, or jumpers. But when it comes to food, instead it conjures images of tinned spam, cold prawn cocktail and other foods we've been more than happy to forget...

But now here's VIVI, who'll be setting up as Centre Point's main restaurant with their brave 'nostalgia' themed menu, all served up in digital art-strewn surroundings. 

So that’ll include Home Ec classics like chicken à la king (we genuinely can't remember the last time we saw this on a menu..) served with warm biscuits, cauliflower cheese croquettes with the welcome new addition of slow roasted tomatoes, and good old banana splits.

The 16,000 sq ft space itself sounds rather interesting too, with lights designed to mimic PlayPlax  - remember that!? - a central marble bar, and space for 290 with views overlooking London's "newest square" and Oxford Street. And it'll finally see the hoardings removed from around Centre Point - so we're quite curious to see what the whole area is going to look like. 


More about Vivi

Where is it? Centre Point Bridge Link, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD

When does it open? May 2018

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