Leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has secured a relocation at 60-62 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, for revered Peruvian restaurant Andina.
Andina is part of the Ceviche restaurant group, and is a modern ‘picanteria’ – an all-day dining concept, focused on providing healthy food and drink inspired by the Peruvian Andes. Classic ceviche dishes of hake and sea bass will feature at Andina’s new site, alongside authentic Peruvian staples such as seafood chowder – known as chupe – and corn cakes.
The 3,000sq ft restaurant on Commercial Street is a new flagship for the brand, which opened its doors in the UK for the first time on nearby Redchurch Street in 2013. Shelley Sandzer secured this new two-floor Spitalfields site for Andina, set to launch in the Summer, which will have up to 80 covers on the ground floor when government guidelines allow for it to be fully open.
The basement will take the form of a South American bar, serving snacks alongside cocktails such as margaritas, caipirinhas, and daquiris, and the Peruvian national drink, pisco sour.
Raquel de Oliveira, managing director at Andina, commented: “Having to leave our home at Redchurch Street last year was incredibly difficult for us, but we are delighted to be able to start a new chapter for Andina on Commercial Street. Given the fantastic local following we have developed over the past seven years we wanted to stay close to our original site, and we are grateful that Shelley Sandzer has found this unit for us just a stone’s throw away, on one of London’s most buzzing streets.”
Etai Page, leasing agent at Shelley Sandzer, said: “The impact of the pandemic on hospitality has been immense, so to be able to bring Andina back into the market is testament to their strength as a brand. There is a confidence that hospitality and leisure will recover in the coming months, and it will be vital to have much-loved operators such as Andina up and running when this happens, as people safely release their pent-up demand to be back in restaurants.”
This news follows the signing of London-based crispy chicken specialists, Wing Wing, to Chinatown London, the first deal secured by Shelley Sandzer on behalf of landlord Shaftesbury.