40 restaurants and food outlets almost ready to open at Stockland Green Hills.

Food lovers rejoice!

Stockland is about to unveil the first stage of its dining precinct, which on completion will incorporate 40 restaurants and food outlets with seating for more than 1500 diners.

Twelve new food retailers will open on November 30 as part of the new $414 million Green Hills shopping centre redevelopment.

The 2310 square metre space will be located on the new level 1 mall with direct access from Target and accessible from Mitchell Drive.

Fairfax Media reported in August that a wine bar and several specialty dining outlets ranging from Thai and Mexican to barbecued ribs and sushi, were poised to provide some gastronomical delights.

Schnitz, Kinn Thai, Burger Urge, Hong Kong BBQ, Guzman Y Gomez, Rashays and Sushi Gogoro are also ready to set up shop.

Stockland announced this week that eateries to open on November 30 include Namaste Indian, Sunshine Kebabs, KFC, McDonalds, Wok N Roll, Le Wrap, Rolld, Craft Cuts, Sushi Hub, Nathan’s Famous, Dumpling Flavour and Muffin Break.

The new 500-seat food court is just the first half of the broader food precinct with an upmarket casual dining section, comprising 15 additional food outlets and another 1150 seats, in the next stage.

The opening of a full-line Target will coincide with the new dining options on November 30. Seventy five new stores will open the same day along with the children’s playground and 490 new car parking spaces.

Stockland Green Hills Development Manager David Brabant said the new centre is making great progress.

“We look forward to continuing to transform Stockland Green Hills into the premier retail, entertainment and casual dining destination in the Lower Hunter,” he said.

On completion in mid-2018, the centre will feature the first new look David Jones department store in the Hunter, a new Target discount department store, a new 900-seat Hoyts cinema and around 220 tenancies with a new dining and entertainment precinct that will be the biggest and best in the region.