Covent Garden to welcome Burmese restaurant

Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury and the Mercers’ Company, has announced that Burmese restaurant, Lahpet, has chosen The Yards, Covent Garden, for its first West End site, and second permanent central London location.

Lahpet, has signed for a 2,500 sq ft unit at 21 Slingsby Place, and will be bringing it’s contemporary take on authentic Burmese cooking to The Yards, Covent Garden later in the year. The restaurant’s location sits within St Martin’s Courtyard.

Dan Anton, co-founder of Lahpet, said: “We knew we wanted to open our next restaurant in the heart of central London, and Covent Garden’s bustling and vibrant community is the ideal place for us to branch out. When we visited The Yards we saw first hand its appeal as an exciting dining hub in one of London’s most iconic areas. With our unique offering and the strength of a new West End location, we are sure Lahpet Covent Garden will be a huge success and we can’t wait to get started on our latest venture.”

Commenting on behalf of Longmartin Properties Ltd, Charlie Owen, property director at Shaftesbury, said: “Through our continued investment and commitment to the area, The Yards has become an exceptional dining hotspot with unique and popular brands such as Lahpet and Dishoom.  Despite the impact of Covid-19, the Lahpet deal and the highly sought after planning permission which has been granted for 9 Slingsby Place will further compliment the surrounding the courtyard offer and contribute to Covent Garden’s leading night-time economy. A proposition many are looking forward to post lockdown.”

CBRE is the asset manager on behalf of Longmartin Properties and Colliers and DCL acted for The Yards. Lahpet represented themselves.

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