Estiatorio Milos, the Greek restaurant group led by Costas Spiliadis, is set to make its UK debut after securing a site at 1-3 Regent Street in London, M&C Report has learnt.
The company, which currently operates five seafood-led restaurants across the world, is believed to have agreed with the site’s landlords, the Crown Estate, to open at the landmark site that marks the start of one of the capital’s most famous retail streets.
Morgan Sindall was awarded an £8.5m contract to refurbish 1-3 Regent Street last summer, with completion of the work due later this summer.
Formerly known as British Columbia House, 1-3 Regent Street it was designed by John Nash and built in 1914 to house the office of the agent-general of the Province of British Columbia to promote trade and links between the Canadian provinces and the British Empire.
Chef and restaurateur Spiliadis has been touted as pioneering North America’s Hellenic food scene by introducing high-end food from the islands of Greece.
He opened his first site in Montreal in 1979, before opening in Manhattan 1997. In 2004, he opened in Athens and four years ago he brought his seafood format to Las Vegas.
Spiliadis, who also owns a luxury yacht venture, opened his latest restaurant in Miami in 2012.
Davis Coffer Lyons is believed to have acted for the Crown Estate.