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Ludgate Circus Restaurant Sale Completed

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.

We were quickly inundated with expressions of interest and requests for formal inspections. After a lengthy marketing and negotiation exercise it was clear the strongest candidate was the team behind renowned Merchant House.

Merchant House is home to one of the largest collections of Gin and Rum in the world. With an array of fine and rare examples available, offered in comfortable and relaxed surroundings, their basement cocktail bar is the City’s worst kept secret.

Their concept focuses on the history of the Empire, and their drinks list reflects the belligerent and tumultuous history in which Gin and Rum overlap.


We wish Lewis and the team the very best, and eagerly await what magic they create here!

To find out more about this transaction, or to discuss your restaurant or bar sale (or expansion project!), please get in touch with Theo Benedyk at Lewis Craig on 020 7009 0480 or tb@lewiscraig.co.uk.