Covent Garden to sign new operator as Ponti's walks

By Mark Stretton

- Last updated on GMT

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Ponti's operates 17 sites in and around London
Ponti's operates 17 sites in and around London
The owners of London’s Covent Garden are looking to sign a new restaurant operator in the north range of the central market area, after incumbent Ponti’s surrendered its lease.

The site, opposite both an Apple and Kurt Geiger stores, is 4,000sq ft in size and Covent Garden London has drawn up a short-list of restaurant operators for the space, although discussions are believed to be at an early stage.

Recent arrivals in Covent Garden – where 60 per cent of food operators have been turned over in the last two years in a bid to freshen up the area - include Le Pain Quotidien, Battersea Pie Station and French cake and Pastry brand Ladurée (due to open this Spring).

It was recently revealed that the Covent Garden Flower Cellars building would be transformed into the London home of New York restaurant​ Balthazar, which will be run by Ivy owner Caprice Holdings.

Covent Garden London is part of Capital and Counties.

Mark Stretton is editor of BigHospitality's sister publication M&C Report​.

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