New restaurant in Soho for Michelin-starred chef Tomos Parry

Moore Barlow has advised on the lease of a new restaurant in Soho for Michelin-starred chef Tomos Parry.

Mountain, on Beak Street in Soho, will be a new wood grill and wine bar that combines Spanish-influenced cuisine and Executive Chef Parry’s Welsh heritage.

His cooking is led by long-standing relationships with the fishermen and farmers in Wales and Cornwall whose guiding principle on sourcing from the ground in the morning to on the grill in the evening has been the backbone of Brat’s approach for the last few years.

Moore Barlow acted for tenant Super 8 Restaurant Group, which is operated by Brian Hannon and Ben Chapman. The group also operates the Michelin-starred Brat in Shoreditch as well as Brat Climpsons Arch, Smoking Goat and Kiln in Soho.

The commercial leases transaction was led by Richard Hughes, Partner in the commercial property team at Moore Barlow.

Commenting on the deal, Richard said: 

“Mountain is a really exciting project, bringing together the UK’s best chefs, an award-winning restaurant group in Super 8 and a prime location in central Soho. Hospitality is rebuilding after a challenging few years and the number of opportunities and appetite for investment in new ventures is expanding all the time. New launches like this are essential to driving the sector forward and its continued recovery. It was a pleasure to work with Brian and his team.”

Brian Hannon, CEO and Co-founder of the Super 8 Group, said: 

“The UK has one of the world’s most vibrant and varied food cultures and is home to world-class chefs and restaurants. Another opportunity to work with Tomos would have been hard to pass up and we’re grateful to everyone involved in the deal that helped to make it happen. Moore Barlow has been a consistent and trusted partner to us for some years and the team’s support through this process was invaluable. We’ve come to rely on their level-headed, conscientious work and this is what they delivered for us again on this deal.”

Set to open in Summer 2023, Mountain has already been named on the Evening Standard’s list of London’s most exciting new restaurant openings.

Richard Hughes is based in Moore Barlow’s London office in Cheapside, one of the six the firm has across the Southeast of England including Guildford, Southampton and Richmond. The firm’s commercial property team supports clients in London and along the M3 corridor, as well as around the South Coast.

First published in The Business Insider – Moore Barlow advises on restaurant lease for Michelin-star chef Tomos Parry