DCL Secures New Sites for Terriors Teams and Cafe Mode

March 28, 2012

Davis Coffer Lyons’ Agency team has secured a fourth site for the group of entrepreneurs behind Terroirs, Brawn and Soif restaurants at the former Green Man & French Horn pub on St Martin’s Lane in Central London.

The newest edition to the Terriors ‘family’ will be a restaurant focused on the Loire-region and is expected to open in September 2012. The third venture, Soif on the site of the former Giraffe unit in Battersea Rise opened last November.

A new 25 year lease was agreed at a rent of £120,000 per annum exclusive, for the ground floor and basement unit comprising approximately 2,000 sq ft at 54 St Martin’s Lane.

The company, whose offer is centred on natural wines and artisan products, run by Nigel Sutcliffe, formerly Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant director at the Fat Duck before taking over at London’s Crazy Bear; Ed Wilson, a protégé of highly respected restaurateurs the Galvin brothers, who runs the kitchen and the third member of the trio is Oli Barker.

Jonathan Moradoff, Associate Director at Davis Coffer Lyons who acted on behalf of the private landlord, said: The Terroirs team has a legion of fans for their natural wine bar and bistro concept and the extensive range of natural and bio-dynamic wines provides something very special and unique in the current market. This was a rare off-market opportunity in one of London’s most sought after locations. It is an area which has seen vast improvement to the quality of its restaurant offer owing to the roaring success of the nearby St Martin’s Courtyard development.”

Also in the Covent Garden area, Davis Coffer Lyons has completed a deal on 171 Drury Lane in Covent Garden to Cafe Mode on behalf of a private landlord. Cafe Mode, which specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and already operates one site on Covent Garden’s Endell Street, has taken a new 25 year lease for £70,000 per annum exclusive for the ground floor and basement site comprising 3,700 sq ft. The site has recently achieved planning for A1 and A3 use as formerly was operating as offices.