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.
Acting on behalf of the former occupier, the well-known and well-loved Depalos Italian restaurant at 8 Bride Court, Lewis Craig were instructed to advise on the sale of this hidden gem just behind Ludgate Circus in The City of London.
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.
Acting on behalf of Development Securities PLC, Lewis Craig are delighted to announce the recent opening of the Imperial Lounge & Restaurant at their Airport House development in Croydon.
Comprising some 6,000 sq ft, Imperial Lounge & Restaurant will take you on a journey of one of the finest eastern dining experiences in London. The interior’s ambiance has been carefully crafted to match the contemporary cuisine being created here.
Bringing authentic New York style pizza to London, NY Fold, represented by retained advisers Lewis Craig, have opened their first restaurant at 103 Charing Cross Road, between Soho and Covent Garden.
NY Fold is located in the section of Charing Cross Road between Tottenham Court Road Station and Cambridge Circus, with the double-fronted restaurant offering ground floor space of some 1200 sq ft, plus ancillary basement.
Our would be chefs, Ben Pistol and Theo Benedyk, narrowly missed out on victory at the DCL and Estates Gazette’s 17th annual cooking competition, held at Covent Garden’s Flesh & Buns restaurant. Having seen off competition from the leisure industry’s finest, our boys went head to head with Colliers Leisure team, in the final cook-off, making Flesh & Buns signature salmon teriyaki dish.
The contest put the teams through their paces in three heats – cocktail making, cooking and a quiz. A great time was had by all and although our best ever finish in this competition, a thorough review is yet to be held back at Wigmore Street to ensure that Lewis Craig take home top honours next year!
We are delighted to advise that Yasmeen are now open at 1 Blenheim Terrace, St John’s Wood.
Lewis Craig acted on the sale of the former Italian restaurant to Yasmeen, who are a high quality Lebanese restaurant. Yasmeen have undertaken a complete refurbishment of the entire space, including their fantastic raised outside terrace overlooking the beautiful suburb of St John’s Wood.
Nando’s, have opened their fifth restaurant in Milton Keynes. The unit, comprising some 4,000 sq ft, is located at MK1 the new fashion and leisure park located alongside the Milton Keynes Dons stadium. Lewis Craig represented Nando’s in the acquisition process.
MK 1 has an impressive line-up, with occupiers on the leisure side including Pizza Express, TGI Friday’s, Frankie & Benny’s, Prezzo and Chimichanga as well as a state of the art 11 screen Odeon Cinema. The fashion element of the development houses brands including Marks & Spencer, Primark, River Island, H&M and Outfit.
The MK1 development adds to existing operators established in and around MK Stadium, including DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, with IKEA and an Asda Supercentre located closeby.