Propel Morning Briefing Mast Head Propel Hospitaliity website Paul's Twitter Link Subscribe Unsubscribe Web Version Forward Email Swifty Banner Morning Briefing Strap Line
Mon 5th Nov 2012 - Breaking News
Darwin & Wallace acquires The Ebury in Pimlico for first site: New bar and restaurant company Darwin & Wallace, backed by the Imbiba Partnership Bar and Restaurant EIS fund, has acquired The Ebury in Pimlico, an Enterprise Inns pub, for its first site. The Ebury will be re-launched and offer a new all-day, casual bar dining experience with an emphasis on “interior aesthetics, fresh, scratch-cooked food and first rate service” as well as a wide-ranging drinks offer. The Ebury will provide an all-day menu featuring brasserie classics alongside an extensive breakfast and weekend brunch menu as well as smaller dishes for bar grazing and social sharing. The intention is to provide “superb value-for-money in a great setting at whatever time of day, or moment of the week”. At the heart of the business will be the bar providing comprehensive wine and cocktail lists to encourage locals to frequent the site for social drinks or after-work catch-ups. Darwin & Wallace forecasts a targeted spend between £25 and £30 per head with food accounting for around 40 per cent of sales. Once The Ebury is established, Darwin & Wallace aim to grow the business with further sites between 5,000 square foot to 7,000 square foot predominantly in affluent London ‘villages’ including Chiswick, Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Soho, Fitzrovia, West End, Hampstead/Haverstock Hill, Camden, Islington and Shoreditch. Darwin & Wallace is led by managing director Melanie Marriott, who has considerable experience in the creation of female-friendly and food led bars on the UK high street, most notably as brand manager of Mitchells & Butlers’ All Bar One. She said: “We are delighted to have found the perfect opportunity with The Ebury site to launch Darwin and Wallace. The property is in a wonderful neighbourhood location and will be a strong setting from which to launch our new creation. During the design process we have drawn inspiration from the eclectic furniture and interiors collections of neighbouring antiques retailers for which the area is famed. Combined with the knowledge of our designers gleaned from their extensive, worldwide research trips and that of my own, we hope to create an original, stylish and comfortable bolt-hole. The space will aim to appeal throughout the day and into the evening, to both locals and a wider audience alike.” A refurbishment has begun with a re-opened planned for early in 2013.” Launched in August 2012, Darwin & Wallace is the latest bar/restaurant company financed by The Imbiba Partnership whose current investments include London based bar group Drake & Morgan comprising; The Refinery, The Folly, The Anthologist, The Parlour and the recently award-winning The Drift.


Return to Archive Click Here to Return to the Archive Listing
 
Punch Taverns Link
Return to Archive Click Here to Return to the Archive Listing
Propel Premium
 
Weston's Banner
 
Ei Group Banner
 
OrderPay Banner
 
TipJar Banner
 
Wi5 Banner
 
Weston's Banner
 
Menu Connect Banner
 
Trail Banner
 
Odamo Banner
 
Arla Foods Banner
 
Nestle Waters Banner
 
Yumpingo Banner
 
Swifty Banner
 
Camile Banner
 
Eagle Eye Banner
 
Carlsberg Banner
 
Ten Kites Banner
 
Shield Safety Banner
 
Biff's Banner
 
Zonal Banner
 
Orderbee Banner
 
McCain Banner
 
Matthew Clark Banner
 
Deliverect Banner
 
A2Z Masks Banner
 
Sintuitive Banner
 
Yoello Banner
 
Boxpark Banner
 
Prestige Purchasing Banner
 
Access Banner
 
IOL Banner
 
COREcruitment Banner
 
Startle Banner
 
Venners Banner
 
Pago Banner
 
Punch Taverns Link Punch Taverns Link
Wi5 Banner
ALMR Web Link Web Version Unsubscribe Subscribe Propel Info website