FIRST LOOK: wagamama opens exciting new restaurant at Merry Hill

Scores of people gathered for the opening of the new wagamama restaurant in Merry Hill on Monday (26th June) as demand grows for the popular pan Asian brand and its wholesome dishes. The grand opening saw hundreds of hungry guests, with katsu curry + yaki soba coming out on top as the most ordered dishes of the day.

Located in Merry Hill on the Upper Mall, the stylish new restaurant has been designed for 140 covers. Open seven days a week, the new restaurant will create 60 new jobs, bringing wagamama’s total to 158 restaurants across the UK.

As part of wagamama’s mission to spread positivity from bowl to soul, a philosophy rooted in the belief that food doesn’t just feed our bellies, but our souls too, the new Merry Hill restaurant served up crowd favourites, including rice bowls, noodles, curries and a menu which offers 50 per cent plant-based dishes.

wagamama Merry Hill opened with the brand’s new summer menu which includes fresh, soulful koyo bowls and the iconic vegan ‘chicken’ kare lomen. as well as several delicious new sides, such as crispy chilli mushrooms, refreshed wok-fried greens, asian peppers, prawn nori rolls, hirata steamed hoisin pulled duck buns and a refreshing tropical and power sorbet for dessert. Guests can try the new cocktails, served in stylish new glassware, include a sparkling sake, a pandan colada and a refreshing sake spritz, and a thai chilli margarita for those that love some heat in their cocktails.

Overseeing wagamama make its debut at Merry Hill, General Manager, Deen Mohammed comments: “We are so excited that the doors to our brand-new restaurant in Merry Hill are open. Our benches are ready to welcome the local community and visitors to the shopping destination, and we can’t wait to serve up some of our fresh favourites to all. Our fantastic new team have been working hard to ensure we can bring our much-loved wagamama service to guests and they are so excited to welcome you to the beautiful new restaurant now that we’re officially open.”

Jonathan Poole, Centre Manager at Merry Hill said: “wagamama’s new opening is a fantastic addition. It’s so exciting to expand our restaurant offering at Merry Hill and offer our customers even more choice when it comes to eating, drinking and relaxing.

“The arrival of such a popular restaurant comes at a perfect time as we continue to evolve the centre, offering unrivalled convenience for visitors and experiences that go beyond shopping.”

Jack Gordon, Senior Asset Manager at Sovereign Centros, commented: “wagamama has enduring popularity, and is therefore the perfect addition to Merry Hill’s dining offer. We have seen the hospitality offer at Merry Hill evolve significantly over the past year, and the arrival of wagamama bolsters the diverse culinary line-up established at the destination. It’s another great option for our community, who we know increasingly value the role restaurants play in creating a full-day destination experience when they visit.”

wagamama Merry Hill opening hours:

Monday – 11:00 – 10:00pm

Tuesday – 11:00 – 10:00pm

Wednesday – 11:00 – 10:00pm

Thursday – 11:00 – 10:00pm

Friday – 11:00 – 11:00pm

Saturday – 11:00 – 11:00pm

Sunday – 11:00 – 10:00pm

wagamama Merry Hill can be found on the Upper Mall Merry Hill Brierley Hill DY5 1QX

For more information, please contact: