Lawrence Hartley and Tim Healy already trade three restaurants around the capital, including the famous Joe Allen venue which they acquired in 2012. They now have ambitions to bring a “British Brasserie” to the High Street with the new Mustard menu focused on healthy British produce from breakfast through to dinner.
The site on Shepherds Bush Road was acquired by Christie+Co from Casual Dining Group where it had traded for a number of years as a Cafe Rouge. Lawrence and Tim now intend to refurbish the restaurant and restore some of the original features, as in the past the site was home to a branch of David Greig, a London Victorian grocery chain, so its involvement in fresh food retailing will continue.
Lawrence commented “We're very excited to be opening the first Mustard restaurant in Brook Green, Hammersmith. We believe that it's one of the most vibrant areas of London and a great home for Mustard, which is all about bringing a refreshing approach to the high street. Our focus is on providing a menu that everyone will enjoy with great value for money, featuring classic dining, light snacks and healthy dishes across breakfast, lunch and dinner. Combining fresh, seasonal British ingredients with our concept of all day dining, we look forward to creating a restaurant that locals and visitors alike will enjoy and come to rely on."
Simon Chaplin, head of London Licensed & Leisure Agency at Christie+Co, confirmed that “With good sites still scarce in London, Lawrence and Tim saw the advantage of utilising Christie+Co to find sites “off market”. Whilst operators are keen to retain sites there are still opportunities to be found and with our extensive contact list and knowledge of the key areas to target, we are delighted to have found what we hope will be the first of many sites for Mustard”.