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Jun Tanaka

Restaurant acquired for celebrity chef Jun Tanaka

Client
With over 20 years’ experience working in London’s top restaurants such as Le Gavroche, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White and The Square, where he was trained in classic French cuisine by Marco Pierre White, Phillip Howard and The Roux brothers, the US-born, UK-raised Michelin star chef Jun Tanaka has become a household name in the restaurant industry as well as a recognised face on television

Brief
To secure a Fitzrovia restaurant of not less than 2,000 Sq Ft, without a premium and with an annual rent of sub £200,000 a year.

Process
Jun was funded, well organised and highly regarded within the industry one might have thought this would have been a simple assignment, we were wrong!  The search for a Fitzrovia address, which commenced in 2013 was a long and challenging process and highlights the difficulties of entering into London’s highly competitive marketplace. The search parametres needed to be losened and a premium budget introduced.

Result
2,750 Sq Ft flagship townhouse restaurant building secured slap bang in the middle of Charlotte Street.

Address
The Ninth, 22 Charlotte Street, London, W1T

"As most chefs will tell you, finding a decent restaurant property in London is incredibly competitive. It has been very challenging trying to secure the perfect site but with the support and determination of Dean, we battled on. The end result has been worth the wait" - Jun Tanaka