WAGAMAMA and Chiquito restaurants are coming to the intu shopping centre in Uxbridge by the end of the year.

wagamama, the Japanese restaurant and noodle bar, is taking a site that opens on to the pedestrianised High Street between Nando’s and Bella Italia.

Chiquito Restaurant Bar and Mexican Grill has agreed a lease for a site above the upper mall, next to the foyer of the Odeon cinema.

Rebecca Ryman, regional director of the centre, said: “intu Uxbridge has an affluent catchment, is home to several major global corporations and has a large student population from Brunel University.

“With a 12 million annual footfall to the centre, wagamama and Chiquito are certain to be popular additions to the choice of dining available. We plan to add further restaurant experiences.”

The centre’s piazza area already features PizzaExpress and Zizzi.