Lewis Craig Blog Archive

L’Osteria make their UK South Coast debut, opening within the very impressive Westquay Watermark scheme, Southampton.

L’Osteria make their UK South Coast debut, opening within the very impressive Westquay Watermark scheme, Southampton.

With over 60 restaurants across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Lewis Craig are delighted to be advising L’Osteria with their UK expansion project.

L’Osteria’s first UK restaurant opens in Bristol!

With over 60 restaurants across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Lewis Craig advise L’Osteria on their UK debut in Hammerson’s Cabot Circus scheme in Bristol. The first L’Osteria opened in 1999 in Nuremberg, Bavaria. Since then, their recipe has stood the test of time with fresh Italian cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and the best pizzas going well beyond the edge of the plate.

Sale completed of 12 Smithfield Street to South American restaurant Assenheims 56!

Lewis Craig are delighted to announce the successful completion of 12 Smithfield Street to South American Restaurant Assenheims 56.

Acting on behalf of the former occupier, Lewis Craig were instructed to source a high-quality operator who would fit in well with the impressive 12 Smithfield Street mixed-use scheme which comprises some 100,000 sq ft of office space above.

L’Osteria Ready for UK Expansion

Lewis Craig are delighted to be representing L’Osteria with their UK expansion plans. L’Osteria is a reasonably priced casual dining experience serving exceptional pizza and pasta.

The plan is to establish the first restaurant in Central London offering 5,500/7,500 sq ft, ideally providing for 150/200 covers along with a bar area. Future expansion will be in major cities and university towns across the UK.

L’Osteria is a well established brand in mainland Europe, opening their first restaurant in 1999 and currently operating 45 restaurants across Germany and Austria.

L’Osteria will be owned and operated by L’Osteria UK (a joint venture between Prashant ‘Pru’ Naik and L’Osteria Austria). Managing Director and owner, Pru Naik, brings to L’Osteria’s management team over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry.

Pru has successfully led businesses ranging from logistics to multi-unit restaurants. Until recently, Mr. Naik owned and operated 25 McDonald’s restaurants in Central and West London, making him the largest McDonalds UK franchisee.

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