Yosma restaurant to reopen as Playa Bar

By Finn Scott-Delany

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Yosma restaurant to reopen as Playa Bar

Related tags: Turkish cuisine

Good Food Society, the high-end restaurant group, has closed its Yosma restaurant in Marylebone, and is replacing it with new concept Playa Bar.

Playa will be a lounge-bar serving South American tapas-style dishes and cocktails, according to BigHospitality's​ sister site MCA

Yosma, a 4,814sq ft, 150-cover premium Turkish grill, opened in 2016​ but closed last month. It is set to be relocated, according to its website.

Group executive chef and chef-director of Yosma Hus Vedat was previously group executive chef at the Ceviche Group, and cooked at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa. 

Good Food Society also operates high-end Italian Ristorante Frescobaldi in Mayfair and Florence, a collaboration with the Tuscan wine family, and Turkish-Greek grill Hovarda in Soho.

It is led by co-founding partner Levent Buyukurgur, who previously led Istanbul Doors, the corporate restaurant group behind Da Mario, Vogue and Anjelique nightclub; and Sanjay Nandi, who is also chief operating officer at Pacha, the Ibiza founded nightclub and lifestyle brand.

Buyukurgur opened Zuma Istanbul and expanded Tom Aitkens’ Tom’s Kitchen as part of a joint venture with Azumi.

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