Hakkasan founder to open new gastropub concept

August 19, 2013

Alan Yau has purchased The Endurance Pub on Berwick Street to open a new pub concept. DCL – the leisure specialists – was appointed by Hope & Glory to manage the sale of the popular venue.

The 4,500 sq ft pub will close and undergo a complete refurbishment reopening in early 2014 as a Chinese gastro pub.

The Endurance has become somewhat of an institution on Berwick Street, which is now an established dining destination. A series of major improvement works are planned for both its famous market and the western side of the street.
Alan Yau launched Wagamama in 1992 and has opened a number of other well-known restaurants including Hakkasan and Yauatcha . He is now well-established as one of the country’s finest restaurateurs.

Josh Leon, Associate Director at DCL commented: “Alan Yau is highly successful in the restaurant industry, but few details have yet been released about this, his first foray into Soho pubs. Exactly what he is going to do remains to be seebut I am sure it will be new and interesting with his trademark attention to detail and high standards.