Simon Binder, the man behind Luc’s Brassierie and Café Med, is set to open his second site, which will now be called Bar Battu in October. The European bar and bistro will hold an 80-cover wine bar and dining space, while the first floor will provide additional seating for 40. It is opening at an outlet secured earlier this year, the former Molloy’s site on Gresham Street. Property agents Selsian acted on behalf of Binder, while Davis Coffer Lyons acted for private landlord Globalearn.

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