Sharon Cawthorne, the former property director at Wagamama, has launched a specialist restaurant consultancy business called Blue Lemon Property.

Cawthorne, who left Wagamama, the Duke Street Capital-led group, earlier this year after five and a half years is understood to be already advising Drake & Morgan and Las Iguanas, which are both backed by Bowmark Capital, on their respective expansion plans.

She left Wagamama after it carried out a restructure of its property department.