November 5, 2013 matthew.fahey@gmail.com

THE STRAND DINING ROOMS TO OPEN IN JULY 2014

In July 2014, Trafalgar Square will gain a new resident when The Strand Dining Rooms open as part of the redevelopment of 1-3 Grand Buildings. The all-day dining restaurant will serve a blend of traditional and contemporary British food against a quintessentially British backdrop.

The 180 cover restaurant, launched by Mark Harris, promises to become a classic all-day dining destination in the heart of the capital. Founder of Harris Restaurant Consultants, Harris has previously held positions renowned restaurants, including The Capital Hotel, Simon Parker Bowles’ Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Searcy’s at The Gherkin. He is now offering his own vision for the London restaurant scene with The Strand Dining Rooms.

Mark Harris comments: ‘London is buzzing at the moment and I’m very excited by what will be offered at The Strand Dining Rooms. Delivering all day eating with real food, exceptional service and at all times offering value for money is very much at the core of everything I believe in. I have a great team around me, from Russell Sage Studios on the design side to 3Interiors – the contractors who will realise the design. The building of the operational team has begun in earnest in preparation for a late spring opening. I am hoping The Strand Dining Rooms will be a wonderful
addition to The Trafalgar Square area.’

The interior, delivered by designer of the moment, Russell Sage Studios, will be based on the interior of a traditional Pullman Coach and will include rich polished wood finishes and beautiful detailing. Russell Sage states: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting Mark Harris on this exciting project which is sure to be one of the stand out restaurant openings of 2014. We love Mark’s grand tradition for traditional hospitality and incredible attention to detail so look forward to contributing to a truly
magical interior which guests will love.’

Selsian acted for Skylark Restaurants Ltd in securing the premises amidst fierce competition for the site. They agreed a new 20 year lease on the 4,000 sq ft floor space off an asking rent of £300,000
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