The best of winter's new food and drink openings
Santa Nata at Bicester Village
Celebrating the tradition of Portuguese baking, you’ll find authentic, traditional Pastéis de Nata at Bicester Village’s pop-up. Handmade each day by artisan pastry chefs using the finest quality ingredients, listen out for the chiming of the bell to know when a fresh batch of warm goodies is ready.
WE LOVE: Their thick, creamy hot chocolate is the perfect dipping sauce for a freshly baked treat.
Christmas markets at Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village
Under strings of fairy lights, twinkling, traditional Christmas markets await at the Villages in Germany, serving sweet Alpine-inspired dishes along with popular street foods like classic hotdogs and Asian-style noodles. Not forgetting the traditional glühwein huts, serving warming glasses of the beloved mulled drink.
WE LOVE: Light and fluffy, Kaiserschmarrn has a pancake-like texture and is oozing with mulled raisins for a sweet but fragrant eat. Find them at the markets!
An Atelier of Dreams by Escribà at La Roca Village
This Christmas, Escribà's Atelier of Dreams opens its doors at La Roca Village. A charity pop-up from the famed chocolatier, every purchase helps to unlock the future of women and children wherever they’re born, through the DO GOOD with The Bicester Collection charity programme.
WE LOVE: Edible stiletto shoes, whimsical candy rings and snowman-shaped biscuits – you’ll find plenty of charming gifts to spoil your loved ones this Christmas.
Festive food trucks at Maasmechelen Village
For quick, tasty and moreish street food, take to Maasmechelen Village’s open-air boulevards to discover their festive pop-ups. There’s everything from adored American classics to warming Alpine-inspired dishes to keep you refuelled during a day of ticking off the gift list.
WE LOVE: Churros & More’s iconic Citroën food truck is the place to be for these seasonal favourites and a cosy hot drink.
Festive celebrations across the Collection
Elegant and enchanting, a magical holiday season unfolds across the Villages this winter.See what's on
Christmas Gastro Market at Las Rozas Village
From world-famous Joselito ham to Casa Mira’s classic sweets, the Christmas Gastro Market awaits you on Las Rozas Village’s terrace. Discover a constellation of traditional Spanish delicacies, perfect to gift and enjoy this festive season.
WE LOVE: Las Rozas Village members can enjoy complimentary treats and exclusive extras when they scan their code at the till point.
Cova at Fidenza Village
Founded next to Milan’s buzzing Teatro La Scala in Milan, Cova, in collaboration with Bollicine&Co., is popping up at Fidenza Village over the Christmas period. Stacked with piles of shimmering, gold-wrapped gifts, you’ll find everything from the region’s beloved panettone to table-top treats of Marrons Glacés, cans of coffee, gianduja chocolates and much more…
WE LOVE: The creamy Covella spreadable creams, with flavours including chocolate and pistachio, are a luxurious treat for the senses.
Paris Breizh at La Vallée Village
Embark on a journey through the traditional flavours of the Breton villages, fused with the modernity of worldly flavours at Paris Breizh, La Vallée Village’s latest food opening. Here you’ll find fresh, quality crêpes whisked up with organic and free-range ingredients.
WE LOVE: A rich, 64% cacao chocolate-topped treat – ideal for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Taste of Christmas at La Roca Village
For the foodies in your life, might we suggest a visit to La Roca Village’s Taste of Christmas – Gourmet La Vanguardia? You’ll find a selection of unmissable festive fare, including sweet and savoury treats, gourmet cooking ingredients and delicious wines, perfect for gifting or tucking into at home this season.
WE LOVE: La Roca Village members can shop additional exclusives in the boutique.
La Posta by Casa Paglia at Maasmechelen Village
Take a taste of Italy home during your next visit to Maasmechelen Village with La Posta by Casa Paglia. As experts in quality pasta and sauces (they’ve supplied world-renowned chefs, including Marcello Ballardini), you’ll find mouth-watering dining and gifting ideas, as well as the finest Italian liquors and wines for a taste of the Italian dolce vita.
WE LOVE: Beautifully-trimmed tins of biscotti, stacks of flavoured oils and the best Italian wines and spirits – you’ll tick plenty off your gift list here.
Hotvolee’s indoor seating at Wertheim Village
You can now tuck into Wertheim Village’s mouth-watering street food pop-up in the warmth of the new indoor seating area. With an irresistible menu of smashed burgers, sandwiches and loaded fries to try, it’s the perfect stop on days when you want to indulge.
WE LOVE: Whether sharing with loved ones or as a tempting main, the fried mini potatoes – loaded with pulled pork and homemade slaw – are always a winner.
Floozie Cookies at Bicester Village
For vegan stuffed cookies which look as good as they taste, stop by Floozie Cookie’s eye-catching pink truck at Bicester Village. The brainchild of pastry chef Kimberly Lin (formerly of Claridge’s) and Dominique Ansel, cookies are baked fresh daily, with seven flavours including Pecan Pie, Cinnamon Crunch and Peanut Butter and Jam to choose from.
WE LOVE: Can’t decide on a flavour? Try the limited-edition special – you won’t be disappointed…
Burger Boy at Kildare Village
Having earned cult status for their take on the classic smash burger, Kildare Village’s latest pop-up, Burger Boy, is a must visit. Everything on the menu is 100% Irish and traceable; from the beef supplied by the award-winning Nolan butchers of Kilcullen to the golden sesame buns from Coghlan’s Artisan Bakery.
WE LOVE: Ethical and organic sodas, locally sourced meat and seasonally sourced vegetables make it a sustainable foodie favourite.
Lindt across the Collection
Be enchanted by over 175 years of expert craftsmanship and the finest Swiss chocolate at Lindt, which has recently opened additional boutiques at Bicester Village, Wertheim Village and Ingolstadt Village. Whether it be a foil-wrapped treat for a loved one or an expression of self-love, you’ll find nostalgic pick-and-mix options, assorted gift boxes and luxury hampers to choose from.
WE LOVE: The custom personalisation service with silk ribbons and gold foiling makes gifting for loved ones extra special.
Ralph’s Coffee at La Vallée Village
Conceptualised by global fashion designer and coffee connoisseur Ralph Lauren, the eponymous café arrives at La Vallée Village in an iconic 1965 green Citroën van. Serving expertly crafted coffee and softly baked treats outside the brand’s stand-out boutique, it’s the perfect stop for a quick refuel when browsing the Village.
WE LOVE: Dunking a signature cookie into one of the frothy-topped gingerbread lattes on a crisp winter’s morning.
Wild & The Moon at La Vallée Village
Discover hearty vegan cuisine at La Vallée Village's Wild & The Moon. With nutrient-dense superbowls, salads, smoothies – and even an exclusive dish to try – it’s the place to be for delicious, healthy food on the go.
WE LOVE: The signature Jack’s Bowl, brimming with plant-based meat and nutritious veggies.
Go behind the scenes...
Ahead of the opening at La Vallée Village, we sat down with Wild & The Moon founder, Emma Sawko, to discover more about the restaurant and its commitment to healthy, sustainable dining.Read the interview
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