School of Wok Read to Rock WC2

May 14, 2012

61 Chandos Place in Covent Garden has been leased to a new concept School of Wok through joint agents CWM and Davis Coffer Lyons on behalf of landlords Shaftesbury plc.

School of Wok will operate an Oriental & Asian Cooking School at the 1,250 sq ft ground floor and basement restaurant unit within the Covent Garden block. Chandos Place is also home to the orginal Wahaca restaurant, led by MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers.

The cookery school will offer a range of scheduled group cookery courses covering a diversity of Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Japanese. School of Wok also organises gourmet walking tours direct from the new HQ, which is situated five minutes away from Chinatown.

Tracey Mills, Director of Development Leasing at Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “Covent Garden has undergone a huge foodie transformation in recent months, with some inordinately fashionable names and new concepts taking on property in the area.

“In a matter of months, we have managed to secure Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks restaurant at the Piazza, MEATmarket at Jubilee Hall, and the long-awaited New York-based French-style brasserie, Balthazar along with its Balthazar Bakery next door. These will sit alongside nearby Russell Norman’s Mishkins, the enormously popular Opera Tavern, not to mention the host of exciting new restaurants at Shaftesbury’s St Martin’s Courtyard development. School of Wok will make a very welcome addition to this stunning foodie line-up.”

“We are very proud to be opening our flagship cookery school, in such a brilliant location” said Head Chef Jeremy Pang. “With our School of Wok stamp in Central London, we hope to offer both our existing customers and new customers a really fun experience and teach them something great to take home and cook again.”