New Lease Agreed on Former Bird of Smithfield Site

August 30, 2022

The Patio, debut London restaurant from Brandi Akpobome, has secured a new lease on the former Bird of Smithfield site in Farringdon.

Brandi has drawn influences from her childhood growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, where the Patio currently operate another venue, established in 2017.

The restaurant will operate across the entire 5,340 sq ft five storey building with a focus on West African cuisine and entertainment from DJ’s and regular events playing soul, funk, neo-soul, jazz, R&B and alté music.

The venue will operate as a cocktail bar in the basement, bar and dining area for small plates on ground floor with a large dining room for 60 covers on first floor. The second floor will provide a private dining room and the third floor offers a large roof terrace overlooking Smithfield Market.  

The Patio will offer an exciting food and cocktail menu in an artistically designed environment with modern industrial features. Their focus is to grow the awareness of West African cuisine and build a physical and digital community showcasing Nigerian culture in a modern light.

DCL acted for the Landlord. Ben Floyd of Lumiere Consultancy advised The Patio.