Sri-Lankan Concept Paradise to Launch in Soho

September 19, 2019

Davis Coffer Lyons (DCL), the specialist leisure property adviser, has secured Paradise, a contemporary Sri Lankan casual dining concept at 61 Rupert Street, Soho.

On behalf of the landlord. Hallmark Estates, DCL was instructed to market the site at an annual rent of £200,000. A new 16-year A3 lease has been granted for the 1,195 sq ft restaurant over ground floor and basement which has a late licence until 1am.

Paradise is led by hospitality entrepreneur Dom Fernando and chef Charith Priyadarshena, formerly a sous chef at Lords Cricket Ground and the RAC Members Club. From streetfood ‘shorteats’ to fusion sharing plates – Paradise’s menu will feature sharing plate curries (including a slow cooked venison curry and a fiery and tart prawn curry), and a considerable plant-based selection, taking influence from Southern India, North Africa, Malaysia, Portugal, Holland and the UK. In addition to the restaurant, Paradise will also include a small retail area selling produce and ingredients for Sri-Lankan cooking including fresh spices and the spice mixes, to homemade jams and chutneys.

Louie Gazdar, Davis Coffer Lyons, said: “Sri Lankan cuisine has shot up the radar of the London food scene following the success of restaurants such as Hoppers and was named BBC Food’s hottest food trend of 2019. I’m sure Paradise will further diversify the type of Sri Lankan food on offer in the Capital and provide a really welcome addition to this vibrant dining hotspot.”