Bluewater has welcomed four new brands this autumn including opticians and glasses retailer Ace & Tate, Chinese inspired eatery Buns Away and London perfumier Sunnamusk meanwhile specialist coffee brand, Black Sheep Coffee is set to open at the centre this November.

Ace & Tate’s 870 sq ft store is located on the Lower Guildhall next to Ted Baker. The brand offers guests free eye tests and has an extensive range of glasses, sunglasses and accessories available to suit all prescriptions including their new AW23 collection, which features a range of new frames and fresh colours for the new season.


Fast food eatery, Buns Away has also opened at the centre and is located in the Winter Garden between Wasabi and Leon. The kiosk offers guests a unique menu of traditional Chinese flavours with a Western twist with a range of plates including their signature Peking Duck buns and pork belly buns. Each plate is meticulously crafted to please both the discerning palate and the on-the-go lifestyle.

London perfumier, Sunnamusk, opened on 18th October in a 515 sq ft unit located in the Lower Guildhall opposite Dermalogica. The brand, which was founded in 2009 and now has 26 stores across the UK, designs fragrances for men and woman as well as unisex fragrances that blend their British culture with an Arabian heritage.

Specialist coffee brand, Black Sheep Coffee, is set to open its doors on 7th November in a 1,386 sq ft unit located by Next on the Upper Thames Walk. With an ethos of #LEAVETHEHERDBEHIND and a mission of ridding the world of boring, average coffee, the brand sells 100% speciality robusta coffees, as well as signature drinks, Norwegian waffles, organic smoothies, shakes and freshly-baked patisserie. Guests attending the store on opening day will be able to receive exclusive free coffee vouchers. *

James Waugh, Centre Director at Bluewater, said: “At Bluewater, we strive to offer our guests the best possible experience, and these new additions truly enhance our line-up this Autumn.

With something to cater for every taste, we’re sure guests will love the new store additions of Ace & Tate and Sunnamusk, whereas Buns Away and Black Sheep Coffee will make the perfect pit stop for a coffee and a bite to eat whilst shopping.”

Tryfen Kil, spokesperson for Black Sheep Coffee, added: “We can’t wait to open our store in Bluewater Shopping Centre, we have been wanting to open in the centre for a long time and we have found the perfect unit. We look forward to welcoming our customers in store soon.”

Nick Tite, Commercial Vice President at Ace & Tate, commented: “Here at ace & Tate, we pride ourselves on the quality of our glasses. All of our frames are designed by us in Amsterdam, and we oversee all steps — from mood board to finished product.

“We encourage Bluewater’s guests to come down and have a free eye test from one of our in-house GOC registered optometrists, and check out the range of prescription glasses and sunglasses.”

The store openings follow Japanese casualwear brand, Uniqlo, reopening in the centre on 27th October, following its relocation to a larger unit opposite Leon. Meanwhile, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, is set to open on 4th November, bringing their range of extraordinary products for everyday life to the guests at Bluewater.