Vivek Singh, the chief executive and executive chef of the Cinnamon Club, the Westminster-based Michelin-starred restaurant, has secured a site in London’s Soho for a new restaurant venture Singh has been assigned a new lease on the Red Bar in Kingly Street, has assigned plans to open as-yet-unnamed restaurant and bar. It is unclear whether Singh, who also owns the Cinnamon Kitchen & Anise at 9 Devonshire Square, plans to turn the site into a second Cinnamon Kitchen. He told M&C Report that the new site was under the “Cinnamon umbrella” but “nothing had been finalised” in terms of design, name or menu. He added that it would be food-led and have the same “ethos and seasonality” as his other ventures. The first Cinnamon Kitchen opened two years ago in the City and Singh has previously spoken of opening further outlets under the brand across Greater London. He has also talked about opening more Cinnamon Clubs in major international cities The Red Bar premises occupies two floors at ground and basement level with a total floor area of approximately 2,500sq ft. A 35-year lease (with 25 years unexpired) was assigned for an undisclosed premium and the annual passing rent is £108,650. Nathan Wogman of Shelley Sandzer, which acted on behalf of the Red Bar, said: “This was an extremely competitive bidding situation, with many potential occupiers wanting to take advantage of the late licence in such a prime central location.” Singh was advised by Christie + Co.

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