Five exciting restaurant and bar brands have all agreed to open branches within the entertainment district of the O2 Arena in Greenwich.

Over 32,000 square feet has been let to a range of food, drink and entertainment firms under the Waterfront Limited Partnership for use over the coming months as the lockdown continues to ease.

According to the Evening Standard, the establishments who have agreed to open on the Greenwich Peninsula include Kitchen Pizzeria, Middle Eastern dining's Soukra, German Doner Kebab and Japanese restaurant Marugame Udon.

Boom: Battle Bar will also be opening this summer, an entertainment company specialising in competitive socialising such as crazy golf, beer pong and Bavarian axe throwing.

The O2 Arena in Greenwich

The O2 Arena in Greenwich

The partnership is a joint venture between the O2's live entertainment company, AEG, and Crosstree Real Estates.

Alistair Wood, executive vice president of real estate and development at AEG Europe, said: “Despite an incredibly challenging pandemic, we have worked very hard to keep our existing brands and to bring in diverse new offerings.”

The hospitality industry was able to start serving outdoors from April 12 in England and next month should see operators also allowed to trade indoors.

April 12 saw the return of outdoor hospitality from pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well all non-essential shops reopenin.

Next month, on May 17, bars and restaurants will all be allowed to trade indoors once again.