Clockjack to open in Woolwich:

The Woolwich Arsenal Estate has announced that Clockjack, the rotisserie and grill restaurant founded in Soho, has secured a second site at 79 Powis Street in Woolwich town centre. Clockjack’s new 1,500 square foot restaurant is due to open in July.

The business, founded by former Terra Firma managing director Fraser Duncan and former Centre Parcs Europe chief operating officer Jerry Goldberg, launched a 50-cover restaurant in Soho in 2012, offering herb-marinated, carefully sourced, free-range chicken cooked in a vertical rotisserie oven and served with Clockjack’s own special sauces.

As well as the brand’s healthy free-range chicken and extended drinks offer, including Clockjack’s ‘clocktails’, the new 75-cover restaurant in Woolwich will also feature a vertical rotisserie, only the second of its kind in the UK. Adding to the theatre of the open kitchen, a parrilla grill will also be used. Fraser Duncan said: “We aim to create a restaurant in Woolwich that serves the best quality, great value, free-range roast chicken and with a welcoming, sociable atmosphere. We wanted to replicate the success of our restaurant in Soho and Woolwich was the next choice for our second Clockjack restaurant. The town’s growing reputation, high footfall, and an ongoing investment in the area, which includes Crossrail, made this the ideal location for our brand.”

The opening news follows the launch of Clockjack’s dedicated kitchen delivery hub, which opened last week near Monument tube station. It is aimed at City workers in London’s Square Mile offering top-quality, free-range chicken also roasted on a rotating spit over an intense flame. Comprising more than 350,000 square foot of retail and leisure space concentrated on Powis Street and Hare Street, the Woolwich Arsenal Estate is in the town centre of Woolwich. In addition to the retail, the Estate includes over 60 apartments totalling in excess of 42,000 square foot.

The forthcoming opening of Crossrail is helping to drive Woolwich’s transformation, with the Woolwich Arsenal Estate sitting at the heart of many significant new residential developments that appeal to the large volumes of young, urban consumers moving into the area. Cradick Retail and Nash Bond acted for the Woolwich Arsenal Estate