The long-term lease on the former Villagio restaurant venue in north London has been snapped up by the south east-based pub company, business property adviser Christie & Co has announced.
The site, which sits in the heart of Hammersmith, is set to undergo a complete revamp, and will reopen as Faber, debuting the operator’s fresh drive towards championing British seafood.
Yummy Pubs founder Anthony Pender said: “We’re very excited to announce that we have created a new British seafood restaurant concept as part of our Yummy Pub Collection, and we will be working alongside Christie & Co to obtain a pipeline of sites to roll out the concept over the next five years."
'Perfect pilot site'
He added that the character and composition of the property in Hammersmith made it the "perfect pilot site" and the business looked forward to bringing the new restaurant to life.
The deal was brokered by David Wilson, associate director in Christie & Co’s London pubs and restaurants team. He added: “We are delighted to have secured Anthony Pender and Yummy Pub Company as the new tenant for this prime restaurant site and can’t wait to see it turned into the new ‘fresh fish for all’ restaurant concept, Faber.”
The sale is the latest transaction Christie & Co has completed with Yummy Pubs following the disposals of the Gorringe Park in Tooting, south London, and the Wiremill in Lingfield, Surrey, last year.
“We look forward to working with them on future deals,” he added.
Yummy Pubs operate venues including the Somers Town Coffee House in Euston, central London, and the Victoria in Hackney, east London.
In 2020, the business sold lakeside site the Wiremill to brewer and pub company Hall & Woodhouse for an undisclosed sum.