Longmartin Properties Ltd, a joint venture between Shaftesbury and the Mercers’ Company, has announced that Gura Gura, a new Asian bar and kitchen concept, has signed at 19 Slingsby Place, The Yards, for its debut restaurant within Covent Garden.
The 2,900sq ft UK debut restaurant, due to launch in mid-October, will serve a mix of sushi, sashimi, dim sum and small plates. Set across two floors within the new and revitalised The Yards, Gura Gura will host 110 covers.
Gobind Chona, director of Gura Gura, said: “I am very excited to be bringing this new concept to The Yards, Covent Garden. This location puts us right at the heart of the West End, attracting both local and international visitors, to try our unique cuisine. Our distinct interior and ambiance, paired with great dishes and cocktails, will deliver a genuine dining experience and we can’t wait to open our doors later this year.”
On behalf of Longmartin Properties Ltd, Simon Taylor, property director at the Mercers’ Company, added: “We are so pleased to be bringing yet another debut restaurant to the dining hub that cannot be found anywhere else in the UK. The Gura Gura team has exceptional understanding in creating a dining experience which provides the mix of authenticity and culture to new audiences. This restaurant brings a new offer to our impressive and successful line-up at The Yards and builds upon our distinctive day-to-night offer.”
The announcement about Gura Gura follows the news that over the summer months, The Yards will welcome back Persian-inspired ice cream brand, Darlish and become home to a dedicated Piaggio food truck.