THE new £50m Regent Circus leisure destination has added more spice to its menu of restaurants after securing another well known chain.

Development company Ashfield Land has revealed that Jimmy’s Restaurants, operators of World Kitchen and Pan Asian Kitchen, will join Nando’s, Prezzo, Ask and Coal Grill & Bar in confirming they will be opening at the development when it is completed next autumn.

The Pan Asian Kitchen will offer Swindon diners more than 100 different dishes of Indian, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine.

The company has signed a 25-year lease and will be combining two units to create a restaurant totaling more than 7,000 sq ft, Ashfield Land managing director Andrew Fisher announced.

Only two of the eight restaurant units now remain available and the company is in advanced negotiations on one of those, he said.

“We are delighted to add Jimmy’s Pan Asian Kitchen and Bar to the increasingly impressive menu at Regent Circus,” said Andrew.

“It is the latest restaurant chain to recognise that the new retail and leisure destination offers a first class business opportunity.

“Interest in the units at the development has accelerated since we started construction work in the summer and it highlights the pent up demand and the strength of the development which is anchored by Cineworld. It is very satisfying to see the jigsaw almost complete and the transformation of this part of Swindon town centre making very positive progress.”

Jimmy’s Restaurants property director Jeremy Smith said: “Regent Circus has all the right ingredients for a fantastic leisure destination and we are very excited at the prospect of introducing our unique blend of food and fun to the people of Swindon.”

The retail and leisure destination will include a Cineworld six-screen all digital multiplex cinema, a Morrisons superstore and a 450-space car park. Ashfield Land acquired the freehold in 2006 which facilitated Swindon College’s relocation to a new £17m campus.

James Digby, a director at Ashfield Land said that everything is on track with the development.

He added: “As it stands everything is going to plan.

“The roof of the supermarket section is nearly on and we have started work on the second part which will house the cinema and restaurants.

“You can now see the outline of the cinema in the frame.

“We are on schedule to be able to hand everything over at Easter to be fitted out ready to open in October.