Danish Juice bar concept Joe & The Juice is to open its first site in the City after securing theleasehold interest of 31-32 Watling Street, close to St Pauls.

Although the concept has been expanding rapidly and already has 20 sites in the UK, including its latest site on Marylebone High Street, this will be its first site in the Square Mile.

The former Smithfield restaurant property is 1,190sq ft spread over ground floor and basement. It is held on the remainder of a 15 year lease from November 2013, at a passing rent of £90,000 per annum exclusive.

Tom Cormie at Davis Coffer Lyons, which acted on behalf of the landlord, said: “This prominent corner premises benefits from a busy lunchtime trade and high footfall generated by the large numbers of offices in this bustling area of the City. Joe & The Juice will be an excellent addition to current food and beverage offering in the area, particularly to the typically health conscious City worker.”