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Martin Morales to open London’s first Peruvian bakery alongside new restaurant

Ceviche founder Martin Morales is to launch London’s first Peruvian bakery next month. Martin is opening Andina Panaderia in Westbourne Grove alongside a new restaurant, Andina Picanteria.

Lewis Craig are delighted to have acted for the Landlord in this transaction, alongside Simon Carson of SC & Co who acted for Martin, and Rachel Fathering of Orme Retail who acted for the neighbouring Landlord.

Located side by side, Andina Panaderia and Andina Picanteria will pay homage to the female Andean chefs who have inspired Martin and his team since opening his Ceviche restaurant.

Andina Panaderia will specialise in slow-ferment baking with traditional sweet and savoury pastries and bread alongside hot dishes, lunchtime salads and all-day brunch-style dishes to eat in or take away. A selection of Peru’s finest coffee and tea will be available as well as Andina’s smoothies and juices.

The open-plan space will be a contemporary take on an Andina bakery. Andina Panaderia will also shine a light on pottery and provide a space for London and Peruvian makers to retail their works through a series of month-long collaborations and talks. Next door will be the 40-cover Andina Picanteria.

The restaurant will be an ode to the Peruvian picanterias, the family-run, roadside restaurants that form the culinary hub of the community across the 11 regions of the Peruvian Andes.

Ceviche managing director Raquel Oliveira added: “We first introduced the flavours of the Andes to London in 2014 and over the years we’ve been busy travelling back to Peru discovering more about the traditions of the women-led picanterias. At Andina Picanteria we will be perfecting ancient techniques previously unseen in London and delving deeper into the rich culinary history of the Andes. We look forward to giving our new friends and neighbours in west London a typically warm Peruvian welcome.”

Martin Morales commented, “We are grateful to Simon Carson at SC & Co for all his incredible work and support, as well as to Theo Benedyk of Lewis Craig and Rachel Fathering of Orme Retail, and our new landlords for their collaborative work and joining us in our vision. Our work is unique and innovative but it takes a real partnership effort by all involved in property transactions in such a challenging environment and all parties in this case sought real win win solutions which lays the best foundations for possible success.”

We’re all rather excited to see this new opening in Notting Hill, and cannot wait to try their sivinche (an ancient take on ceviche), along with their purple corn tamal with choclo corn succotash and sweet kale pesto!

To see how we can help you expand your restaurant concept, or to discuss retail or leisure property in general, please get in touch with Theo Benedyk at Lewis Craig.

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