Jamie Oliver Serves Second Site for Union Jacks in Chiswick

November 23, 2011

Jamie Bianco Ltd has secured a deal at the former French Kitchen site on Chiswick High Road for the second site of Jamie Oliver’s British-influenced concept, Union Jacks with US chef Chris Bianco.

The second restaurant for the chain, acquired from Relish Restaurants will seat approx. 100 covers, granted on a new lease expiring on 29 September 2030 at a passing rent of £130,000 per annum exclusive. A premium of £270,000 was paid in total for 217 and 219-221 Chiswick High Road.

The Union Jacks concept launched last week at its first location, the Central St Giles Piazza development in London’s West End serving wood-fired flatbreads. Jamie Bianco Ltd is considering a number of other locations in the capital which have been viewed as possible further destinations.

French Kitchen was launched earlier this year on the sites of the two former Villandry Kitchen units in Chiswick and Holborn. It recently agreed to sell its two Café Pasta-branded units Stratford-upon-Avon and in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue to Tasty, which is set to convert them to its Wildwood brand. The deal will leave one site operating under the Café Pasta brand in London’s Covent Garden. Earlier this year, Nando’s acquired the Cafe Pasta on Kensington High Street.

Davis Coffer Lyons advised the former tenant, French Kitchen. The property was introduced by Fleurets. Graeme Wait represented Union Jacks.