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Luciano’s wooes Woking for its third restaurant

Woking Shopping, which comprises The Peacocks Centre and Wolsey Place, has announced the opening of Luciano’s, the restaurant chain opened by Luciano Pierre White, son of renowned British chef Marco Pierre White.  The 4,100 st ft restaurant spans two floors at 53-55 Commercial Way.

With 62 covers internally, Woking is only the third Luciano’s in the country, joining Dorchester and their newly opened restaurant in Exeter.  The new restaurant has a similar fit out to the pair’s Exeter venue.

Luciano’s concept is to sell good quality food, with some dishes cooked exactly the same way as when Luciano worked in Michelin star restaurants, but at much more affordable prices.  Instead of costing £40-50, like in the Michelin star restaurants Luciano worked at in the past, dishes cost around £12.50 with a complementary glass of wine or beer.

The menu centres on classically prepared hearty Italian food, using fresh local produce and Italian suppliers for authentic flavours.  The core menu will remain largely the same as their other restaurants, such as their classic meatball starter dish and Ragu Bolognese remaining.

Councillor Ayesha Azad, Leader of Woking Borough Council, added: “It is excellent news for Woking that such a high-quality restaurant as Luciano’s has made its Surrey debut here.  It is a real vote of confidence in the town that further bolsters Woking as a dining destination and adds to the many reasons why Woking is an attractive place to live and work.”

The announcement follows the recent opening of Island House, an independently owned 3,500 sq ft restaurant and bar in Jubilee Square.  The restaurant serves a breakfast to evening menu, alongside an extensive cocktail, wine and beer list.

JLL and Nash Bond acted for Woking Shopping. Luciano’s dealt direct.