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Duo of food and drink independents coming to Ram Quarter

News 12 December 2019

Greenland has signed two independent food and drink operators to Ram Quarter, its redevelopment of the former Young’s brewery site in Wandsworth, reflecting the company’s ambition to create a distinct retail and leisure destination in southwest London.

Modern fine dining restaurant London Stock will take a 2,333 sq ft unit within a restored listed brewery building on a 15-year lease.  The restaurant will be dual aspect, facing Ram Quarter’s Bubbling Well Square and Wandsworth High Street entrance.

Led by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady, the team behind London Stock has a strong pedigree, including experience at Michelin two-starred restaurants Umu and Dinner by Heston, and one-starred restaurants Nobu, Pollen Street, and Hind’s Head.

London Stock aims to bring a Michelin-worthy menu to Wandsworth at a reasonable price and within a less formal dining setting.  The restaurant will seat up to 80 covers, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes that celebrate the best of British ingredients with a modern international twist.

Greenland has also signed a 20-year lease with coffee shop Story Coffee to open a 1,411 sq ft café and food store at Ram Quarter.  The successful family-run business was founded in St John’s Hill in 2015.  It has since opened a sister café, Story Works, which specialises in fresh smoothies and juices.

Story Coffee’s newest branch will face onto Ram Quarter’s High Street entrance, which leads through to Bubbling Well Square and onto Old York Road and Wandsworth Town station via the development’s central boulevard.

The brand has built a strong following, renowned for its commitment to tracing all its produce from farm to plate and only using high-quality ingredients.  This dedication to tracking provenance will continue at Ram Quarter where the menu will include brunch and lunch.  The café will also house a retail area where customers can buy carefully sourced products, and will become a relaxed and modern wine bar in the evening.

Chris Daly, Deputy Director – Commercial at Greenland, said: “Greenland’s vision for Ram Quarter is to create a high-quality neighbourhood mix that appeals to residents and the wider catchment.  Our ambition is to provide a distinctive retail, leisure and F&B experience, set within the atmospheric surroundings of the former Young’s brewery site.  Our partnership with London Stock and Story Coffee reflects this aspiration, with both providing a unique offering that isn’t currently available in Wandsworth.”

Greenland is delivering 713 new homes at Ram Quarter alongside 100,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and leisure space.  Backyard Cinema opened its first permanent London cinema at Ram Quarter in September 2019, while London’s oldest independent brewer, Sambrook’s, will be relocating to the site in early 2020.

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