Lewis Craig have been rather active this past year in the charismatic Notting Hill area of West London. We have brought restaurateurs providing delicacies from both Peru and Sicily, as well as a 189 year old papers and paint company, who once manufactured paint for St Paul’s Cathedral!
Lewis Craig have been particularly active throughout 2018 shaping the Islington food scene, acquiring for The Skinny Kitchen, and disposals to James Cochran and LL Rena.
Lewis Craig are delighted to announce the sale of 107 Upper Street to James Cochran’s new restaurant venture, 1251. James rose to fame with his London City restaurant, James Cochran EC3. His new addition, 1251, will be more ambitious, with influences from Italy, China, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the UK, with Kentish ingredients bringing everything together.
We are immensely proud to have acted for Press Coffee on the acquisition of their fourth location at the incredible, newly-opened Market Halls Fulham.
Press Coffee opened their first site, Fleet Street Press in Fleet Street, back in 2013. The aim was simple, to source and roast some of the best beans from the best producers all over the world.
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.
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.
In February’s issue of Casual Dining Magazine, Lewis Craig director Theo Benedyk looks at the wide variety of new and diverse cuisines, and how the increasing number of restaurants is impacting on the sustainability of the food and beverage industry.
This week sees the opening of the exciting Bala Baya Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
Bala Baya is the creation of Eran Tibi, formerly of Ottolenghi, Made in Camden and Zest@JW3, together with Sammy Shonn, co-founder and creator of When Mac Met Cheese.
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.