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The Team

Dean Gambles

Managing Director

Day to Day: Heads up the central London restaurant agency team, acts for best of the best and responsible for some of the industries most talked about transactions.

Clients Include: Jason Atherton, Jun Tanaka, Coya, Duddells, Leandro Carreira.

Career Highlight: The acquisition of an old Pitcher and Piano site situated on a narrow side street on the outskirts of Mayfair, better known now as the world renown Pollen Street Social regarded by food critics as one of the best restaurants on the planet.

Likes: Combat Sports.

Dislikes: Junk Food and Soap Operas.

Favourite Restaurant: Social Eating House.

Favourite Bar: The Blind Pig.

Favourite Area in London: Mayfair, need I say more?

Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching old boxing fights on You Tube.

Couldn't live without: Family and friends.

Spends weekends: On Daddy duty, at the Gym or catching up on work in the office.

Interesting fact: Was a National ranked swimmer back in the 90's.

In a few words: I’m a hardworking, determined, deal maker; I have a love for food, fitness and my precious family. As an agent I’m loyal, trustable and perhaps most importantly have all the tools to get the job done.

Nishan Bhaker

Equity Partner, Head of Acquisitions

Day to Day: Representing some of London’s finest restaurateurs and brands, looking for their next or first site is a non-stop process. Whether it’s networking with Landlords, developers and agents or traipsing the streets for something off-market, I’m at it. Project management is a vital skill which I’ve learnt over the years and is essential in seeing a deal through from offering on a property to completion, which means ensuring all parties and stake holders are on board and are achieving what they’re supposed to. Ensuring my clients can trust in me to source and secure their next property is something that drives me and knowing I get to taste the results at the end of it all!

Clients: Angela Hartnett, Soho House Group, Sumosan Twiga, Beef Bar and Macellaio.

Career Highlight: Setting a rental precedence in China Town on behalf of a HNWI.

Likes: Eating and drinking my way through London’s finest restaurants and bars.

Dislikes: Raisins.

Favourite Restaurant: Zuma.

Favourite Bar: NoMad, New York.

Favourite Area in London: Mayfair.

Guilty Pleasure: A pint of Guinness.

Couldn't live without: Football.

Spends weekends: Socialising with family and friends.

Interesting Fact: Arsenal Season Ticket Holder.

In a Few Words: Cool, calm and collected.

Doni Jones

Equity Partner, Head of Restaurant Disposals

Day to Day: Overseeing the current disposal of all our prime central London restaurants. This encompasses planning and delivering strategic marketing campaigns, building relationships with clients and prospective purchasers.

Clients: Twist Kitchen, Red Dog Saloon, Boom Burger, Assunta Madre, Soho House and Wilder.

Career Highlight: Acting for the internationally known Soho House.

Likes: Coming first in any challenge.

Dislikes: Losing.

Favourite Restaurant: Twist Kitchen.

Favourite Bar: Cahoots.

Favourite Area in London: King’s Cross. It has good bars and an increasingly good food offering as well as being one of the buzzing central hubs in London accessible from almost anywhere.

Guilty Pleasure: Eating out whenever and wherever I can.

Couldn't live without: My phone, which has become more like a portable office. It spends most of its time stitched to my right hand.

Spends weekends: Sparing in the boxing gym or getting caked in mud on a football pitch.

Interesting Fact: Once elected to represent my London Borough as a Member of Youth Parliament on the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons.

In a few words: Competitive ambitious and outgoing. Enjoys nothing more than meeting restaurateurs and playing a role in the success of a restaurant.

Paul Danvers

Head of Professional Services

Day to day: Provides professional property services tailored to client requirements, specialising in Lease Consultancy, Dilapidations, and Rating.

Clients: RCGP, Tracelink Europe Ltd, Tesco, London Steakhouse.

Career Highlight: Being awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners for services to the College.

Likes: Walking my dog.

Dislikes: Foxes and mosquitoes!

Favourite Restaurant: Bleeding Heart Farringdon.

Favourite Bar: Bree Louise.

Favourite Area in London: South Bank.

Guilty Pleasure: Malt Whisky.

Couldn’t live without: My boat.

Spends weekends: Visiting family, sailing, swimming, volunteering for the RNLI and Scouting.

Interesting Fact: Walked across England, coast to coast.

In a few words: Proud father and now grandfather.

Qualifications: BSc FRICS C.Build E FCABE FRCGP(Hon)

Richard Sworn

Professional Services

Day to day: Specialising in Rent Review and Lease Renewal Negotiations and Third Party Referrals

Clients: Busaba Eathai, Carluccio’s, Granger and Co, Hermes, Iberica, Loco Locale, Tapas Revolution

Career Highlight: Becoming a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Likes: Tottenham Hotspur, watching Tottenham Hotspur (on TV) and Harry “he’s one of our own” Kane, Test Match Cricket, Wimbledon Tennis (if I can get a ticket) and F1.

Dislikes: Arsenal and Road Hogs

Favourite Restaurant: Buenos Aires

Favourite Bar: Raffles, Singapore

Favourite Area in London: Richmond Riverside

Guilty Pleasure: Football Strike, Stick Tennis, Super League (need I go on)

Couldn’t live without: Bananas and Cheese

Spends weekends: Shopping, visiting family, eating out, walking, oh and watching Spurs on TV too

In a few words: Forensic (an Arbitrator’s description of me), thorough and tenacious in my approach to getting the best possible outcome for a client.

Qualifications: F.R.I.C.S. and M.R.P.A.S

Emma Dallamore

Executive Assistant - Head of Administration Team

Day to Day: Ensuring the office runs like clockwork. From diary management to financials.

Likes: Lists and more lists. Organisation.

Dislikes: Being kept waiting.

Favourite Restaurant: Blixen.

In a few words: I am adaptable, loyal and organised.

Guilty Pleasure: Peanut butter KitKats.

Couldn't live without: My family.

Spends my Weekends: Having fun with my son and husband, playing netball and if I am lucky eating and drinking with my girlfriends.

Interesting Fact: Spent 2 years travelling around the world and once drank some snake’s blood.

Alexandra Sevilla

Administrative Assistant

Day to Day: Social media, digital marketing campaigns and other administrative duties.

Likes: Considerate true people.

Dislikes: Liars.

Favourite restaurant: Vikings

Guilty pleasure: Pastries and Ice Cream.

Couldn't live without: My mobile phone.

Spends weekends: Taking care of my daughter and being with my husband.

Interesting fact: Nominated as Best Employee in 2010.

In a few words: I am easy to be with, generous and sometimes gullible.

Megan Amator-Colico

Administrative Assistant

Day to day: Inputting restaurants on to our Client Acquisition Portal and other important administrative tasks.

Likes: Travelling and meeting new people.

Dislikes: People who don't take responsibility for their actions.

Favourite Restaurant: Casa Verde.

Guilty Pleasure: Ice Cream.

Couldn't Live Without: My Family.

Spend my weekends: : I have a love for cinema and enjoy watching Movies and TV Series on Netflix.

Interesting Facts: : I am a little obsessed watching Kid’s and/or Disney movie. It always brings out the inner child in me. I absolutely love Harry Potter Series and Game of Thrones!

In a few words: I possess the willingness to help when needed and aim to please others.