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7Bone Burger Co undergoes restructure, closes two sites: 7Bone Burger Co has secured new investment after concluding a restructure, which included a pre-pack administration and the closure of two sites, Propel has learned. Propel revealed in September that the then 13-strong business had appointed advisors at Interpath to access its funding options. 7Bone was founded in 2013 by Matt Mollicone and Rich Zammit. Kings Park Capital acquired a significant stake in the then two-strong business in August 2016, a deal which saw Derek Woodcock, previously finance director of Nando’s for 12 years, join its board as a non-executive director. 7Bone opened its first restaurant in Southampton in 2013, followed by Bournemouth the following year. The brand also operated sites across the Midlands and south east, including restaurants in Maidstone, Camberley, Eastbourne, Hove, Newbury, Northampton, Portsmouth, Coventry, Staines and Reading. The Southampton restaurant closed due to a fire at the site earlier this summer, while the sites in Maidstone and Eastbourne have now been permanently closed. Mollicone told Propel: “We have now concluded a restructure through a pre-pack admin, and the process was successfully run by Interpath. Through the process, we received a number of offers, and the business and assets of the group were purchased by an entity backed by Kings Park Capital. All ten trading sites remain open (with the two we temporarily closed now permanent closures), and 181 employees remain with the business, which is great news. We are also looking/hoping to reopen a site in Southampton in the next few months following the fire we unfortunately had in the original site.”
 

Industry News:

Propel Turnover & Profits Blue Book shows total sector losses reduced to £4bn as industry slowly rebuilds: The next edition of the Propel Turnover & Profits Blue Book shows sector companies have reduced their collective losses to £4bn – down from £5.4bn in October, as the industry slowly rebuilds. The Blue Book, produced in association with Mapal Group, will feature an additional 18 companies, taking the total to 656. They are turning over a collective £33.6bn. The Blue Book shows 354 sector companies reporting total profits of £2.1bn while total losses of £4.0bn are being reported by 302 companies. The next edition will be sent to Premium subscribers on Friday (11 November), at midday. The Blue Book, which is updated every month, provides an insight into UK operator turnover and profitability over five years, profit conversion and directors’ earnings. Premium subscribers also receive access to three other databases: the Propel Multi-Site Database, produced in association with Virgate; the New Openings Database; and the UK Food and Beverage Franchisor Database. Companies can now have an unlimited number of people receive access to Propel Premium for a year for £895 plus VAT – whether they are an operator or a supplier. The single subscription rate is £445 plus VAT for operators and £545 plus VAT for suppliers. Email jo.charity@propelinfo.com to upgrade your subscription. Subscribers also receive access to Propel’s library of Friday Wrap interviews and now also have access to a curated video library of the sector’s finest leaders and entrepreneurs, offering their insights on running outstanding businesses in the sector. Premium subscribers also receive their morning newsletter 11 hours early, at 7pm the evening before our 6am send-out; regular video content and regular exclusive columns from Propel group editor Mark Wingett.

Industry leaders unite to request government support in tackling recruitment crisis: Industry bodies have written to the secretary of state for work and pensions outlining the severity of the recruitment crisis in the sector. They have urged Mel Stride to both publicly support the steps being taken to address the issue, and to back policies that would help ease recruitment pressures. With a recent survey showing hospitality vacancies are at almost three times the national average, the joint letter was written by UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association, British Institute of Innkeeping, the Institute of Hospitality and charity Springboard. They called on the minister to support the new industry-wide recruitment campaign, Hospitality Rising, and ensure careers in hospitality are on the radar of young people and school leavers. In a joint statement, the organisations said: “The recruitment crisis facing pubs, restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars across the UK is causing an existential threat to our industry. This is not a problem facing just one type of venue or hospitality business, it is a universal issue, and it is critical because brilliant, passionate people are the lifeblood of hospitality. Since the pandemic, vacancies in our sector have rocketed, with many businesses now struggling to recruit the staff needed to simply keep trading day to day. Couple this with the current extreme cost of doing business, and you have a perfect storm that will force many businesses to close for good without urgent intervention. Our industry is one of only a few that supports livelihoods and contributes to local economies in every single part of the UK, but we are being held back. We are already collaborating as a sector to demonstrate the dynamism of our businesses and the opportunity careers in hospitality offer, but we need the government to help unlock our potential by ensuring there is a sustained talent pool available to support our businesses for the long term as well.” The groups have previously called for greater flexibility in the apprenticeship levy and to make youth mobility visas more readily available, allowing more people with the right skills to come to the UK.

UKHospitality expresses disappointment at lack of formal consultation on late-night levy impact: UKHospitality has expressed its disappointment at the government’s failure to hold a formal consultation on the impact of late-night levies. The trade body was responding to the government’s own response to the House of Lords liaison committee’s report on the Licensing Act 2003. Among Downing Street’s responses were making the temporary pavement licensing regime permanent, but with local authorities having the power to take action against license holders failure to comply with conditions. It also agreed to include the “agent of change” principle, which makes businesses responsible for a change in the noise impact of a building responsible for managing it, in future licensing guidance. However, while the government said it intends to consult on the level of late-night levies to be applied “at the earliest opportunity”, it does not intend to carry out a formal consultation on their impact. UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “With the hospitality sector in the midst of the cost of doing business crisis, it’s more important than ever the government works in partnership with the sector to create the best regulatory environment for businesses to thrive. Two examples of that coming out in this response is the government’s reiteration of the decision to make a low-cost, low-admin pavement licensing scheme permanent, and enshrining the ‘agent of change’ principle in licensing guidance. However, it’s disappointing it will not carry out a formal consultation on the impact of the late-night levy, particularly with areas removing or reviewing the levy voluntarily. Any review would no doubt show the enormous impact of the levy on business and UKHospitality continues to call for the levy to be abolished.” Michael Kill, chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association, added: “Where the government had a clear opportunity to make a credible difference, the response was, in the main, around acknowledgement and ongoing concern, a rhetoric that has no value to the evolution of licensing and planning within our sector.”

Sacha Lord warns of sector collapse without government support as restaurant insolvencies rise 46%: Sacha Lord, the night-time economy advisor for Greater Manchester, has warned of a collapse in the sector unless business support is provided by the government, following a 46% rise in insolvencies in hospitality nationally. According to figures released from the Insolvency Service, the number of restaurant and food outlets going into liquidation increased 46% in the quarter to September 2022, from 108 in June to 158 by the end of August. Lord has warned the data signals an impending collapse in the sector, and has once again urged the government to support businesses in its upcoming autumn Budget. He said: “This data is just the tip of the iceberg, and shows a very worrying trend we believe will only get worse over the months to come. An increase of nearly 50% in insolvencies in three months shows the sector in an extremely worrying state and it is now entering winter in freefall. There is a severe lack of confidence among operators, particularly those running small independent businesses, and this has been exacerbated by the confusion over possible business support and ongoing U-turns. The implementation and subsequent reversal in the freeze on alcohol duty is just one example where planning has been made impossible, adding to the despondency and anxiety across the board. The sector urgently needs support through a reduction in VAT and business rates relief, both measures that will undoubtedly offer operators a lifeline.” The figures echo separate research by UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association, the British Institute of Innkeeping and Hospitality Ulster this month, which showed 35% of operators were expecting to be operating at a loss or be unviable by the end of the year, with 96% experiencing higher energy costs and 93% facing food price inflation.

UKHospitality Cymru – support needed now to protect Welsh hospitality: The hospitality industry faces what could be an existential crisis for many vital businesses across Wales if it doesn’t receive further government support, UKHospitality Cymru has warned. That was its key message in its response to Senedd Cymru’s economy, trade and rural affairs committee report – Raising the Bar: Securing the future of Hospitality, Tourism and Retail. “I am sure every Senedd member has had reports of a local pub closing in recent weeks,” said David Chapman, executive director of UKHospitality Cymru. “For 20 years I’ve had three within a two-mile radius of home – in ten days’ time all three will have gone and I’ll have no local pub. The next six months is shaping up to be at least as hard to deal with as the worst covid months were for these local businesses. Throughout Wales, our community hubs are beginning to disappear as energy, food and drink prices reach heights that are unsustainable. Our customers are suffering as well and are looking to rein in their spending in advance of Christmas and new year. Not only that but around the corner we have the fallow months of January and February, which brings with it even more business uncertainty.” Chapman said UKHospitality Cymru had raised the cost of doing business crisis when giving evidence to the report in the spring. In that evidence, it called for direct help with business rates reform, an extension of the business rates holiday for hospitality businesses and a halt to plans to introduce a visitor levy in Wales. Chapman added: “Together, Welsh government and UKHospitality Cymru’s members have a chance to reboot this industry with smart support and fair adjustments to existing costs like business rates.”

Job of the day: COREcruitment is working with a global facilities management group that is looking for a command centre operations manager. A COREcruitment spokesman said: “The business is seeking a big hitter in the call centre/help desk/command centre operations arena. The responsibilities will include leading a team of 80-plus across a large-scale help desk environment, overseeing deployment of 300-plus skilled engineers/operatives, leading inbound and outbound logistics, curating the smooth running of a crucial central hub, bringing structure and excellence in service levels, and implementing complex SLAs and KPIs, using fresh data to bring improvements.” The salary is up to £60,000 and the position is based in Stoke-on-Trent. For more information, email sheila@corecruitment.com
 

Company News:

Future of Chop’d again in doubt after remaining sites close: The future of the London-based salad bar chain Chop’d, which was acquired out of administration earlier this spring, has again been thrown into doubt after all five of its sites were closed late last week, Propel has learned. It is thought that the company, which operated sites in Long Acre, Mark Lane, St Paul’s, Curzon Street and at the ExCeL centre, is close to being placed into administration again, with Begbies Traynor thought to be in line to be appointed as administrators to the business. Last February, the then 12-strong business was acquired by Inc Retail Group, which is led by Dan Shaw. A new vehicle, Chop’d Holdings, which also has Shaw as a director, acquired the business and five of its remaining sites out of administration earlier this spring. The business was sold for £30,000 on a deferred payment basis. As previously reported by Propel, the company reopened eight of its London-based sites last year, but its sites in Westferry, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester remained closed. Those four sites were subsequently closed permanently, along with the brand’s units in Canary Wharf, City Point and St Pancras. The group continued, until last week, to operate sites in Long Acre, Mark Lane, St Paul’s, Curzon Street and at the ExCeL centre.

McDonald’s to axe plastic cutlery for paper versions in all UK restaurants: McDonald’s is axing plastic cutlery in favour of paper-based spoons, knives and forks across England and Wales. The company said it hopes the move will eliminate 858 metric tonnes of plastic each year. The new cutlery is made from renewable, Forest Stewardship Council certified pressed-paper and is fully recyclable and compostable, McDonald’s said. It comes after the company already switched to the paper-based alternatives across restaurants in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. McDonald’s said it will now gradually roll out the new cutlery across England and Wales as it phases out the plastic items. The move, which will include a renewable and compostable McFlurry spoon, is part of the company’s sustainability strategy – Plan for Change. This includes a goal to achieve net zero emissions across its UK and Ireland business by 2040. McDonald’s also set a target to ensure all its packaging is made from renewable, recycled or certified sources and is fully recyclable and compostable by 2024. It has already introduced paper-based straws, new McFlurry cups without plastic lids, and developed salad boxes made from card. Nina Prichard, head of sustainable and ethical sourcing at McDonald’s, said: “As a business, we’re committed to taking action on packaging and waste and increasing our use of sustainable materials. We’re pleased to announce another step forward in eliminating single-use plastics and it’s great to be switching our famous McFlurry spoons to this new paper-based material.” 

East Midlands burrito franchise set to make Scottish debut, four more sites in pipeline: East Midlands burrito franchise Plan Burrito is set to make its Scottish debut next month, with four further sites in the pipeline. Plan Burrito, which was founded by Stephen Hopper in 2015 after finding himself disappointed at the high street Tex-Mex offerings, made its debut in Loughborough before adding a second site, in London’s Southampton Row. Store number three is set to open in Whitburn, in the Scottish district of West Lothian, in December, which will then be followed by four further sites in England. “We have ten licences sold with the Whitburn opening, and then soon after, Lewisham, Guildford, Shrewsbury and Ramsgate,” Hopper told Propel. “We are focused on all new stores to be owned by franchises and not the company. We have three sizes – taqueria kiosk, grab and go with under ten seating, and the normal sort with around 20 to 40 covers. Our franchise package is affordable and honest having been designed to the BFA code of practice.”

Kindred Concepts appoints ex-YO! and Zizzi marketer Liz Norris as director of marketing and partnerships: Kindred Concepts, the parent company of F1 Arcade, the first Formula 1 licensed experiential concept, has appointed Liz Norris, formerly of YO! Sushi and Zizzi, as its director of marketing and partnerships, Propel has learned. Norris has more than 20 years’ experience working across hospitality, leisure, retail and FMCG brands, both from an agency perspective for companies such as McCann Erickson as well in-house for brands including Hertz and Zizzi. She was formerly global marketing director at Le Pain Quotidien restaurants and also spent almost two years as YO! Sushi’s first creative brand director. Puttshack and Flight Club co-founder Adam Breedon will launch the first F1 Arcade site later this month, with further expansion planned. Breedon – who also co-founded Bounce, All Star Lanes and Hijingo and founded cocktail bar and restaurant The Lonsdale – will open the first site under the new concept on Thursday, 24 November, at One New Change in London’s St Pauls, with further national and global expansion to follow. This includes a mixture of owned and operated venues, joint ventures and franchise partnerships, with target locations including the UK, US, key European cities, the Middle East and Asia.

Grounded Kitchen lines up casual dining debut, next store set to open next month: Korean-inspired restaurant Grounded Kitchen is lining up its casual dining debut, while its next store is set to open next month. The ten-strong company, which launched in Leicester in 2017, has lined up a site in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, for its first casual dining concept, which is due to open either in late December or early January. Before that, its next restaurant, and first in the north east, is due to open in Gateshead’s Metrocentre in mid-December. Another site being lined up for late December or early January is in Birmingham’s Mere Green, which will be a second site in the city for Grounded Kitchen following the one in Moseley. In August, Grounded Kitchen said it is aiming to open 50 new UK sites in a £15m investment and is looking to sign up franchise partners for up to 25 sites at a time. Meanwhile, the company has launched its first noodle bowl, a spicy udon-based dish called Fire Bowl, which will be available until the end of November. It has also launched a peel-and-reveal offer, which until the end of December will see guests able to claim a free menu item voucher through 60,000 stickers attached to its bowls.

Big Fang Collective eyes Cardiff opening: Big Fang Collective, the Imbiba-backed, Liverpool-based entertainment venue operator that owns the Ghetto Golf and Golf Fang brands, is planning to open a site under the latter concept, in Cardiff. The company, which was founded by Kip Piper and Daniel Bolger, is planning to open a debut site in Wales, in Mary Ann Street, under its Golf Fang brand. The business currently operates five sites under the brand, with a further site lined up to open in Leeds, in Burley’s Redcote Lane. Earlier this year, the company received a £5m investment from sector investor Imbiba to aid its growth in the UK and internationally. Founded in 2016 with the creation of Ghetto Golf, which involved the renovation of the 25,000 square-foot Cains Brewery in Liverpool, Big Fang Collective delivers entertainment concepts with a “vision to change the way the UK enjoys itself”. The company currently operates sites in Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Glasgow across its Ghetto Golf, Golf Fang and Birdies Bar brands. The investment from Imbiba will allow The Big Fang Collective to continue its expansion as the group actively looks to acquire new venues in cities across the UK, with seven new venues already planned in the next two years.

Former Grubhub director leaves Just Eat supervisory board: Former Grubhub director David Fisher has left the supervisory board at Just Eat to focus both on his family and his other role as chief executive of financial tech company Enova International. Fisher and fellow director Lloyd Frink joined the supervisory board when Just Eat acquired Grubhub for £5.75bn in June 2021, while founder Matt Maloney joined the management board. Dick Boer and Mieke De Schepper have been nominated for places on the supervisory board, while Ron Teerlink will provisionally take Fisher’s place as chair of the audit committee, from 1 January 2023. Acting chair of the supervisory board at Just Eat, Corinne Vigreux, said: “David will be sorely missed for his contribution both as member of the supervisory board and chair of the audit committee. His candid views and previous experience serving on the Grubhub board provided the supervisory board with invaluable insights.”

PizzaExpress partners with Gousto to bring four restaurant classics to homes: PizzaExpress has partnered with recipe box subscription service Gousto to bring four restaurant classics to homes across the country. Kicking off on Tuesday, 15 November, the limited edition Gousto x PizzaExpress range provides Margherita Pomodoro, Pollo ad Astra, Funghi di Bosco and Sloppy Giuseppe. The pizzas will take less than one hour to prep and cook. Home cooks will hand roll fresh dough, spread chopped tomatoes across the pizza bases, then sprinkle with fresh toppings before baking. All pizzas can be ordered with Meantime Pizza Pal Pale Ale – a PizzaExpress and Meantime collaboration launched last year – along with dough balls and GU desserts via Gousto, with first delivery on Saturday, 19 November.

Hammerson – leisure businesses accounting for a growing share of tenants: Shopping centre owner Hammerson has said that leisure businesses were accounting for a growing share of its tenants, alongside retailers and food and beverage companies. The group, which owns the Bullring and Grand Central in Birmingham, said 221 leases have been signed in the year to date, representing £17m of headline rent, 43% ahead of previous passing rent. It said that more than half of these leases have gone to non-fashion categories, including food and beverage, leisure and services. Hammerson said demand for prime shopping space remained high, with leasing strong and rent collections continuing to improve in its third quarter to the end of September 2022. Rent collections for the first nine months of 2022 were at 93%. “We expect collection rates to continue to improve further by the full year,” it said. UK and Ireland retail footfall continued to improve to around 90% of 2019 levels, with France at 95%. The third-quarter sales continued to be above 2019 levels, with the UK sales up 4%, France 3% higher and Ireland rising 2%.

Former Big Table Group head of marketing joins KAM as account director: Jo Lynch, former director of projects and services at guest experience management platform Yumpingo, has joined sector research consultancy KAM as account director. Lynch has worked in the industry for almost two decades, also taking in spells as head of marketing, sales and partnerships at Big Table Group, and senior account manager at Elliotts Agency. “I have long admired KAM as a business and am really excited at the opportunity to join the team,” said Lynch. “There is no doubt that the research, insights and consultancy projects KAM undertake are hugely valued across our sector, and I’m looking forward to being able to support the team with its plans for the future and the development of the business.”

Elite Hotels reports business ‘slowly recovering’ as it returns to profit: Luxury hotel group Elite Hotels has said the business is “slowly recovering” as it reported a return to profit amid a huge rise in turnover. Elite Hotels operates The Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club in East Sussex, The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne and Tylney Hall Hotel and Gardens in Hampshire. Turnover increased to £32,713,559 for the year ending 31 March 2022, compared with £12,158,215 the previous year. This was still slightly below the £35,869,661 reported in March 2020 when the final weeks of trading were impacted by the pandemic. In December 2021, the group sold its subsidiary Luton Hoo Park, which operated the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa in Bedfordshire. Ebitda increased to £6,051,270 from minus £1,024,222. Profit before tax was £4,893,359 – of which £3,600,193 was represented by discontinued operations – compared with a loss of £5,250,855 the previous year (2020: loss of £2,797,666). Net assets increased from £28,932,434 to £33,825,793. In his report accompanying the accounts, Elite Hotels managing director Graeme Bateman noted the financial year was still “significantly impacted” by the pandemic, with the venues spending some time under a mandated closure and numbers of weddings, meetings and social gatherings being restricted until 19 July 2021. Despite this, the trading performance improved, predominantly due to the “staycation” leisure business. From January 2022 onward, normal business-mix trends have shown a “slow recovery” he said. “The reduced VAT of 5% until October 2021, and 12.5% until 31 March 2022, plus the business rates holiday, also made a positive contribution to offset large operating losses from earlier in the year,” he added.

Irish luxury workspace provider makes UK debut: Irish luxury workspace provider Grafter, which includes a premium food and beverage offering at its venues, has made its UK debut, adding to its portfolio in Ireland. Grafter, founded by Emma Kennedy in 2021, has opened Bedford House at 23 Bedford Square in London’s Bloomsbury. The 5,400 square-foot venue is spread across five storeys, featuring private offices, customised workspaces, and fully serviced meeting rooms. Members can order meeting room breakfasts and private catering lunches, accompanied by organic wine, Italian bottled beer and mineral water, and can also help themselves to coffee, almond biscotti and fresh artisan toast. Kennedy said: “Our members frequently travel back and forth between Ireland and the UK, so we felt it was important to have a base in central London.” Among Grafter’s Irish sites are Dublin duo Leeson House, at 41 Leeson Street Lower, and Ely House, at 10 Ely Place.

Experimental Group to open new live music venue and cocktail bar next month: Paris-based Experimental Group will open its new live music venue and cocktail bar in London’s Covent Garden next month. As previously reported, the 500-capacity Stereo will open in the former Roadhouse site, at 35 The Piazza, featuring a central island bar, raised stage and 40-cover restaurant. It will now open on Thursday, 8 December, with former Inception Group and Mahiki general manager Katy Davies taking on the same role at the venue. The company said: “Katy will focus on guest experience, applying her specialist knowledge of luxury venues and new openings as well as her international experience within hotels, beach resorts and members clubs.” The drinks list at Stereo will spotlight local breweries and distilleries as well as offering cocktails on tap and more than 100 different wines. Chef Andrew Clarke will lead a menu offering American inspired classics with a French twist.

£3m entertainment venue opens in Coventry: A £3m entertainment venue has opened in Coventry after being delayed by the pandemic. Players Entertainment has opened on the site of the former Pink Parrot nightclub in the city centre and created up to 100 jobs. The property was acquired by local entrepreneur Jeffy Li in 2019 but opening plans had to be put on hold until now. The venue features 20 private hire rooms that can cater up to 45 people, but can be stretched to host 80 guests through inter-connecting rooms. Each room has a drinks and snacks service through a service button, its own unique décor and equipped with up to 180-inch TVs, sound systems and karaoke systems. Guests are able to tap into the venue’s playlist or use their own smartphone to access music. In addition, the Club Lounge features a bar and space for 500 people to watch live sports and events. Jonathan Owusu, general manager of Players Entertainment, said: “We are here to bring something new to the people of Coventry, which is an amazing city, and bring people together to make lasting memories with incredible nights here.”

Wahaca co-founder partners with aparthotel brand for sustainable guest recipes: Thomasina Miers, co-founder of Mexican restaurant brand Wahaca, has partnered with aparthotel brand Native Places for a series of sustainable recipes for guests to cook in their rooms. They include a Mexican fish stew with crispy tortilla strips; a Lebanese seven spice lamb and spinach lasagne with ricotta and mozzarella; and a chickpea and Aubergine fatteh made from crispy flatbreads, roast aubergine, yogurt and chickpeas. Olivia Immesi, managing director at Native Places, said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Thomasina to create these new and bespoke recipes exclusively for Native guests. Her beliefs and ethos echo ours, so it felt a perfect pairing.” Native Places operates aparthotels across London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Searcys converts Italian restaurant at London’s Barbican Centre to brasserie concept: British restaurateur and events caterer Searcys has converted its Italian restaurant, Osteria, at the Barbican Centre in London to a brasserie concept. The Barbican Brasserie, located on the second floor of the arts centre, offers British classics and European dishes with a modern twist. Led by Searcys head chef Clifton D’Souza, the menu focuses on simple dishes where seasonal ingredients take centre stage. Mains include signature pan-seared stone bass fillet with carrot purée and shaved fennel; and wild mushroom risotto. The drinks menu includes a curated wine list and cocktails.

Bulgarian operator set to make London restaurant debut next month: Bulgarian operator Ivo Dimitrov is set to make his London restaurant debut next month. As previously reported, Dimitrov, who is Bulgarian born with Greek heritage and has lived in London for more than 20 years, will open Mediterranean concept Cavo at the new Tottenham Court Road Station development, The Outernet, in Denmark Street. The 11,300 square-foot open plan restaurant, which will be on the fourth floor, will launch in early December and include a separate private dining room and an adjacent 1,300 square-foot rooftop terrace. Having launched similar concepts in Greece and Spain, Dimitrov said he has “set his sights on the capital for his next and biggest venture to date.” He added: “We are thrilled to be bringing our Mediterranean dining concept to one of Europe’s most lively capitals. We’re confident our rooftop terrace and authentic Mediterranean experience will become one of London’s top dining destinations.”

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