11 October 2018

Forsters advise on restaurant revamp at St Christopher’s Place

Forsters has advised BMO Real Estate Partners on six new restaurant lettings at St Christopher’s Place, W1.  Located between Oxford Street, Wigmore Street and Selfridges, the St Christopher’s Place estate comprises 43 buildings and 169 lettable units made up of high end retail and restaurants, office suites and apartments.

Caprice Holdings has agreed to take 3,567 sq. ft. of space for Harry’s Bar, a sister restaurant and bar to Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge.  The elegant Italian restaurant, which will feature a large terrace for alfresco dining, is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment before opening its doors to West End customers later this year.  Homeslice, the hugely popular woodfired pizza restaurant offering a simple menu of pizza, beer and wine, has signed a 1,920 sq. ft. lease on four storeys of a property within the estate.  Operating its sixth London outlet from the ground and first floors with a kitchen in the basement, Homeslice will also relocate its head office staff to the third floor of the property.  Both Homeslice and Harry’s Bar will be located on James Street and are due to open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

These two new lettings will further enhance the restaurant offering at the estate, with the redevelopment of 71-77 Wigmore Street seeing the arrival of Hoppers, the award winning JKS Group’s authentic Sri Lankan restaurant, and Danish bakery, Ole & Steen.  The last 12 months have also seen Alan Yau open his latest pop-up concept, Yamabahçe, at the estate, while Butterscotch Bakery is another pop-up offering artisanal afternoon teas, all contributing to firmly cementing St Christopher’s Place’s status as one of London’s most diverse and exciting dining destinations.

Commercial Real Estate partner, Glenn Dunn, advised on the lettings, assisted by associate Jade Capper.

"Forsters had already hugely increased in size and turnover in the last ten years, and this move has really added to that"  on the arrival of the private client team from Gowling WLG.
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