Shaftesbury Capital welcomes six F&B concepts to Soho

18th April 2024 | Jack Oliver

Shaftesbury Capital has announced the addition of six new food and beverage concepts to its Soho portfolio.

Making its debut at 15-16 Kingly Street in May is contemporary Aegean restaurant The Counter, which will open a 2,000 sq ft space with a 20-seat outdoor terrace. The restaurant will also feature a 30-cover downstairs bar, called Under The Counter, offering cocktails inspired by Greece, Turkey, the Mediterranean, and the Levant.

Also opening on Kingly Street is the latest venue from the Little Door & Co. Joining four other sites in London, The Little Violet Door, located at 9 Kingly Street, will span 3,400 sq ft and provide an afternoon to late night offer with a house party-style environment.

Meanwhile, pub and cocktail bar Two Floors has expanded its presence in Soho, with Shaftesbury Capital undertaking a redevelopment of three townhouses to create new ground floor units with an office provision upstairs. Previously occupying only 3 Kingly Street, Two Floors has extended into number 4 to create a combined unit spanning 2,850 sq ft.

Shaftesbury Capital has also welcomed the first bricks-and-mortar location for noodle bar Liu Xiaomian, which has opened on the first floor of Kingly Court. The restaurant’s menu draws inspiration from Chongqing, China, with the menu including the likes of spicy Chongqing noodles, pig trotter noodles, and aubergine salad.

Also opening at Kingly Court is modern Filipino restaurant Donia, which will join the line-up on the top floor. The concept, which focuses on sharing plates, is the latest from Maginhawa Group, which also operates fusion restaurant Ramo Ramen and dessert parlour Mamasons within Shaftesbury Capital’s portfolio.

Meanwhile, pan-Asian and sushi specialist Oka has re-opened its West End flagship restaurant after 10 years at Kingly Court. The operator has expanded the venue, and invested into refurbishing the space.

Michelle McGrath, executive director at Shaftesbury Capital, said: “The country’s best hospitality entrepreneurs seek out Soho for its reputation as the epicentre of London’s vibrant dining scene, with a food-savvy consumer base that truly understand dining quality and innovation, but also a critical mass of thriving restaurants, cafés, bars, and pubs. High quality hospitality, like these new signings, lies at the heart of the West End’s flourishing eco-system, and Soho exemplifies this with its concentration of office workers, local residents, and global and domestic visitors.”


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