Danish sushi restaurant group Sticks'n'Sushi is to open its second London restaurant in Covent Garden this autumn.
The group, which has 10 restaurants in Denmark and opened its first UK site in Wimbledon last March, has taken on a unit near the West Piazza of Covent Garden Market. The restaurant will occupy a 4,500sq ft site, spread over two floors and will feature a 120-seat dining room as well as 30-cover lounge bar.
Like its sister restaurant, the Covent Garden site will serve a menu combining sushi and skewers of meat, fish and vegetables from the yakitori grill, with the average spend around £22 a head.
Founded 18 years ago, Sticks'n'Sushi is owned by brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek and Thor Andersen.
Andreas Karlsson, operations director at Sticks'n'Sushi said the expansion to central London was thanks to the success of the Wimbledon site. "The restaurant in Wimbledon has been going brilliantly and we are so pleased with the reception it has had from diners," he said. "It's become a bit of a destination restaurant with people from around south London and even central London coming to eat so we feel the demand is there for us to grow."
Karlsson added that the group will continue to focus its expansion on Denmark and London. "Sticks'n'Sushi isn't a copy and paste concept and we design each restaurant individually according to its location," he said. "It has taken us 18 years to grow to 10 sites in Denmark and I don't think it's big headed to say that our goal is to grow to 10 restaurants in London over the next 18 years."
Davis Coffer Lyons advised the landlord, Covent Garden London.