Langdons Quarter, which is anchored by four restaurants, Lone Star, Nando’s, Sal’s Pizza (opening in mid-December) and The Coffee Club, has 15 food outlets – a mix of grab-n-go, casual and licensed – that surround a central dining area.
Each of the restaurants has indoor/outdoor areas. Lone Star has a 65-seat enclosed courtyard with fireplaces and the Nando’s courtyard has a retractable roof to make the most of sunny weather.
The food court features exposed steel and concrete flooring in a high-ceilinged space with hanging gardens and whitewashed timber.
Vicki Bain, Northlands Centre manager, said Langdons Quarter was designed to accommodate New Zealanders’ ever-growing love of eating out.
“What we are seeing right across New Zealand is a growing love affair with food,” Bain said. “Kiwis are seeking more ways to connect socially, and a big part of that social experience is borne out over a great plate of food with friends in lively environments.”
Bain said the company’s retail design team worked with each tenant’s designers to make sure the designs reached the level they wanted.
Northlands’ dining options now include Aloha Crepes, who are new to New Zealand, along with newcomers to Christchurch, Mad Mex and Ippin Ramen & Bowl. Existing food tenants McDonalds, Hungry Wok and Royal Roasts have all made the move to Langdons Quarter, joined by new look offers from Mumbai Express, Tank and Adana Grill.
In addition to the creation of Langdons Quarter, the Northlands development includes the reconfiguration of the existing foodcourt which will be completed in early 2019 which will improve pedestrian flow within the southern end of the centre. There are also new female bathrooms and the return of a parent room to the southern end of the centre.
According to Kiwi Property, the name Langdons Quarter is a nod to history as well as its location on Langdons Road. Thomas Langdon was one of the first settlers in the Papanui area, a butcher who became a prominent businessman and A&P show judge.