New Latin American restaurant for Leamington town centre

Las Iguanas is expecting to open its new restaurant in Leamington in July.
Las Iguanas is expecting to open its new restaurant in Leamington in July.

Just over a week after Italian restaurant chain Strada closed in Leamington, it has been announced that the space will be filled by a Las Iguanas Latin American restaurant.

The Bristol-based chain, which has more than 30 restaurants across the UK, is moving into the unit at Regent Court next to Cafe Mezeme and near Travelodge.

Meanwhile, a new cafe and art gallery are also due to move into Regent Court this summer.

Whitewall Galleries, which has a portfolio of fine artists, including international names and up-and-coming new talents, plans to open a new gallery at the site formerly occupied by Ardens cafe in Regent Street, while independent cafe ZouBisou will open at the unit next to LK Bennett.

Leamington woman Stephanie Summer is starting her first business venture with ZouBisou, which she describes as a “concept cafe” that will sell frozen yoghurt, tea and coffee, Belgian chocolates, bagels, cupcakes and salads.

Regent Court’s centre manager Maria Hughes said: “I am delighted with the new arrivals which will be great additions, providing two more food outlets and an art gallery for the people of Leamington and its many tourism visitors to enjoy.”

In the past year, popular chains Nando’s and Turtle Bay opened restaurants at Regent Court, while Wagamama has enjoyed success since it opened round the corner on the Parade in 2012.