According to BigHospitality's sister publication MCA Insight, Brownsword is believed to be one of the directors behind Greenspeares, a neighbourhood boulangerie-style deli/restaurant, which is set to open at 21-23 Walton Street.
The concept is understood to be the brainchild of Brownsword’s daughter Alessandra Brownsword-Matthews.
The new concept states: “We are a new and exciting family business opening in the neighbourhood of Chelsea, passionate about food and drink that delivers nutritional balance without compromise. Our vision embraces plant-based cookery (albeit not exclusively) and is set across two levels with an interior and contemporary greenhouse to equal the fresh, natural and colourful dishes we strive to deliver.
“We will be host to 60 covers, a neighbourhood boulangerie-style deli and dishes which are convenient for grab-and-go and takeaway.”
Brownsword, who sold his greetings card business for £165m to Hallmark, created the Abode Hotel chain and is owner of Andrew Brownsword Hotels, a selection of country house hotels including Gidleigh Park and Amberley Castle.
In April 2010, Brownsword sold Bath Rugby to businessman Bruce Craig.