TWO ambitious brothers are continuing their quest to own a pub in almost every corner of London by preparing to open their latest venture in the West End.
Tom and Ed Martin, owners of the London-based gastropub group that includes The Gun, The Empress of India, The Well, The White Swan and the soon to be opened The Prince Arthur will opening a sixth venue early next year at 7 Sloane Square, on the site of the former Royal Court Tavern.
Owned by the Cadogan Estate, the 2,500 square foot, glass-fronted site located on the north eastern corner of Sloane Square will be given a new design and build including a brand new bar and restaurant, kitchens, customer toilets and back of house areas.
A new 80-cover contemporary dining room and bar will serve modern British seasonal food and will open everyday of the week for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and supper.
Tom Martin said: “We are very pleased to have secured such a prestigious location for our sixth venue and to have beaten off such stiff competition from many larger, longer established operators.”
The bar and dining room is due to open at the end of February 2008 and the name will be announced before Christmas.
It`s not the first time the brother`s have taken on a daunting rennovation task.
When they took over The Gun in London`s Docklands in 2003 the historic boozer - which used to play host to Lord Nelson on a regular basis - had been gutted by fire.
Tom and Ed took it upon themselves to fully restore the pub to its former glory - with stunning success - meaning there should be no fears among the Sloane Square community over the future of their latest venture.