New owners give Clapham’s Glow Lounge the Japanese treatment

By Becky Paskin

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Clapham's Glow Lounge will soon launch a Japanese-inspired manu
Clapham's Glow Lounge will soon launch a Japanese-inspired manu
Glow Lounge in Clapham has been sold to a group of operators headed by Japanese restaurant operator Hiroomi Wada, for an asking price of £115k.

Wada, who also owns Nagomi in Bond Street, plans to make few changes to the café bar, but will introduce a Japanese-inspired food and drink menu.

Previously owned by Kerri Clay and Bart Thomas, Glow Lounge was launched in 2004 offering a weekly lunch and dinner menu plus breakfasts at the weekends, while the 32-cover free-of-tie venue transformed into a lively bar complete with DJ in the evenings.

The pair decided to sell up to focus on their IT business cloudnine.org, and to concentrate on raising a family in Australia.

Diverse culture

Chris Bickle of Davis Coffer Lyons, who handled the deal, said: “Clapham is renowned for its diverse bar, restaurant and café culture and Glow Lounge captures the vibe perfectly. Due to the affluent residential catchment area and busy summer months driven by the nearby Common, it’s a great place to operate.”

Glow Lounge also features a 38-cover heated terrace, and now benefits from a 1am license on Fridays and Saturdays.

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