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Elena's L'Etoile put on the market for £1m

29 October 2013 by

Elena's L'Etoile, the Charlotte Street restaurant named after the renowned maitre d' Elena Salvoni, has been put up for sale for £1m.

The restaurant, made famous by Salvoni who managed it into her 1990's and was affectionately known as Queen of Soho, first opened its doors in 1896.

Over the years it has been frequented by the likes of Sean Connery, Peter O'Toole, Rod Stewart and Ella Fitzgerald, whose signed photos are featured on the walls.

Elena Salvoni, who managed the upstairs room at sister restaurant the Gay Hussar in Greek Street, retired from L'Etoile in 2010.

Last week the Gay Hussar on Greek Street was put on the market for £500,000.

The leasehold to Elena's L'Etoile is available for offers in the region of £1m.

Simon Chaplin, director and head of restaurants at Christie + Co, who are handling the sales, said: "Like its sister restaurant, the Gay Hussar, whose leasehold Christie + Co also took to market last week, Elena's L'Etoile enjoys an enviable reputation amongst the London dining set. New owners, even without Elena Salvoni's inimitable input, can look forward to more of the same."

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