DCL Completes Leisure Offer at St Martin’s Courtyard with New Thai Concept

January 24, 2011

On behalf of Shaftesbury, leading leisure advisor Davis Coffer Lyons has secured new Thai concept SUDA, for its St Martin’s Courtyard development in Covent Garden. This latest deal at the recently opened shopping and dining destination means that the leisure offer at the development is now fully committed.

SUDA originates from the creators of the renowned Patara restaurant brand and will offer a fresh take on Thai cuisine when it launches in Spring 2011.

Shaftesbury’s two acre mixed use development opened last year, for which DCL has now secured five restaurants, including the West End flagship of Jamie’s Italian, London’s first Bill’s – a unique café and produce store, contemporary Indian restaurant Dishoom and Europe’s first Cantina Laredo; an upscale Mexican restaurant.

Kate Taylor at Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “SUDA is a really exciting brand in that provides a modern take on some very traditional Thai specialities. It is the ideal concept to complete the exciting range of restaurants at St Martin’s Courtyard; an important new eating and drinking hub for Covent Garden centred around an open air courtyard with al fresco dining.”

The scheme also includes 28 retail stores , 73,000sq ft of office space and 33 apartments as well as a central courtyard bordered by Long Acre, Upper St Martins Lane and Mercer Street. Flagship stores including Banana Republic, Cos and Jack Wills combine with independent boutiques such as Twenty8Twelve and Jaeger London to create a new urban village for the discerning shopper.