Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury and the Mercers’ Company, has announced the new opening of Italian restaurant, Caffè Concerto for 143 Long Acre, at the entrance to Covent Garden and restaurant destination, The Yards.
Caffè Concerto’s 4,000 sq ft venue, set across three floors, has a piano on the first floor where there will be a programme of live music with various artists invited, providing guests with the elegant experience Caffè Concerto has become known for.
Catering to 180 covers Caffè Concerto offers an extensive menu of Italian classics and afternoon teas. The menu also includes sharing towers such as the Cicchetti Tower, which can be enjoyed between two guests from the selection of pasta, risottos and gnocchi. This draws on an Italian tradition of sharing Cicchetti plates, which are small plates of food served in “bacari” bars. Guests can also choose to share afternoon tea towers, featuring a selection of luxury sandwiches, cakes and treats all with teas from their world selection and a glass of prosecco.
Stephano Borjak, Director at Caffè Concerto said: “We are delighted to have opened in Covent Garden and are looking forward to seeing our guests enjoy our programme of live music. Caffè Concerto has always sought to provide memorable experiences for our guests that go beyond just serving quality food. We are very fortunate to have secured such a fantastic location at the gateway to The Yards, one of London’s leading restaurant destinations.”
Commenting on behalf of Longmartin Properties Ltd, Charles Owen, Property Director at Shaftesbury, added: “This opening is another great addition to The Yards and will add to the restaurant and dining offering available. Its extensive menu, alongside its programme of live music will also provide a unique dining experience – appealing to visitors, office workers and residents within the area.”
The opening follows the recent launch of Italian pasta restaurant miscusi at 23 Slingsby Place, their first in the world outside of Italy.
CBRE is the asset manager on behalf of Longmartin Properties Ltd and Caffè Concerto dealt direct.