Burmese restaurant Lahpet expands to Covent Garden’s St Martins Courtyard

May 5, 2021

Burmese restaurant Lahpet has chosen St Martins Courtyard – part of Covent Garden’s The Yards – for the site of its second restaurant.

Founders Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh, both of Burmese heritage, opened their first restaurant in Shoreditch in 2018, offering a contemporary take on authentic Burmese cooking.  They have taken 21 Slingsby Place; a 2,500 sq ft unit which benefits from external seating at ground floor as well as a large first floor terrace, at the popular dining hub which is also home to the recently relaunched Dishoom.  The neighbouring unit is under offer to an exciting international newcomer.

Dan Anton, Co-Founder, Lahpet, commented :“We knew we wanted to open our next restaurant in the heart of central London, and Covent Garden’s bustling and vibrant community is the ideal place for us to branch out. When we visited The Yards we saw first hand its appeal as an exciting dining hub in one of London’s most iconic areas. With our unique offering and the strength of a new West End location, we are sure Lahpet Covent Garden will be a huge success and we can’t wait to get started on our latest venture.”

A new sui generis consent planning consent has been obtained for a former retail unit, which could accommodate a live music venue, bolstering the courtyard’s night time offering.

Davis Coffer Lyons and Colliers advise landlord Longmartin Properties Ltd; a joint venture between Shaftesbury PLC and The Mercers’ Company.