New Venezuelan restaurant to launch in Westfield White City

Restaurateurs Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez have announced their new restaurant Caracas is to open in Westfield White City in October.

The restaurant is inspired by traditional bars across Venezuela, and the menu will focus on arepa, a flat dish shaped cornbread stuffed with a variety of fillings. The menu will have vegan and vegetarian options alongside, chicken and beef options.

Caracas will be the first Venezuelan venture for the duo, who launched the Peruvian restaurant Lima London in Fitzrovia in 2012, followed by Covent Garden’s Floral by Lima in 2014.

Gabriel Gonzalez said: “Jose-Luis and I are so excited to be bringing a taste of Venezuela to the UK with the launch of Caracas. We’re so proud to come from a country with such a rich food culture and can’t wait to introduce dishes from our childhood to visitors to Westfield London – both Londoners and tourists alike. Venezuelan cuisine is increasing in popularity and we hope to see it embraced by the city we love.”

Keith Mabbett, director of leasing for Westfield UK and Italy added: “Already famous for their hugely popular Peruvian outposts in London, we are delighted that Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez have chosen Westfield London to launch their first Venezuelan concept this autumn.

“The centre, which is Europe’s largest, has transformed the food experience for shoppers with many UK firsts and newest concepts capitalising on the 31 million footfall and £1bn sales the centre generates each year. We have no doubt that this newest addition to the new Balcony Court Café will be a great success.”

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