Two new Las Iguanas restaurants launching at Center Parcs

The Big Table Group (BTG), operator of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has announced the addition of two new Las Iguanas restaurants at Center Parcs, taking its total number of venues at Center Parcs’ five UK holiday villages to 14.

Guests will soon be able to sample Las Iguanas’ Latin American flavours at Center Parcs Elveden Forest and Sherwood Forest, doubling the number of sites at Center Parcs to four.

Just in time for the late summer season, the new 284-cover restaurant and bar in Elveden Forest will open in August, creating 40 new jobs for the local area.

The 269-cover restaurant and bar in Sherwood Forest will open in November, creating 40 new jobs for the local area.

BTG and Center Parcs extended their successful partnership in 2021 with a six-year deal. The group operates four brands at Center Parcs, with Bella Italia, Café Rouge and new premium Italian casual dining concept, Amalfi, in addition to Las Iguanas. Center Parcs’ five luxury family holiday villages, at Whinfell Forest, Sherwood Forest, Woburn Forest, Elveden Forest and Longleat Forest, welcome 2.1m visitors each year.

Alan Morgan, chief executive of BTG, comments: “Our long-term partnership with Center Parcs demonstrates a strong relationship and acknowledges the continued demand for our brands at its villages.

“Las Iguanas has consistently proven to be an extremely popular choice with guests of all ages, so it’s fantastic to add two more locations to our portfolio, and for Las Iguanas to become part of the Center Parcs experience for holidaymakers at Elveden Forest and Sherwood Forest.”

Last year, BTG confirmed its strategy to open 50 new restaurants and refurbish 70 sites over the next three years, investing £35m in new openings alone. This would take the group's estate to 200 restaurants across the UK, while the company intends to invest a further £19m on refurbishments. 

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