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Shelley Sandzer secures debut location for Mediterranean restaurant Wild Tavern

Wild Tavern, a brand new Italian restaurant, has launched its debut site in the heart of Chelsea. The 3,600 sq ft eatery at 2 Elystan Street was secured by leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer.

The concept has been founded by George Bukhov-Weinstein and Ilya Demichev, who, inspired by the rugged coastal areas of Italy, Spain, and France, are providing authentic charcoal grill fare created with the best local and Mediterranean produce. With vegetables sourced from Andreas, cheese from Paxton and Whitfield, and seafood from Rex the Chelsea Fishmonger – all located just a stone’s throw away – Wild Tavern is truly a neighbourhood place.

The inviting tavern-style space, designed by renowned architects Archer Humphryes, features a central fireplace, open kitchen, and dedicated wine room, bringing a unique gastronomic experience to the local Chelsea food scene.

George Bukhov, Co-Founder of Wild Tavern, commented: “We love Chelsea and are excited to become a part of its local community. We are very grateful to Shelley Sandzer, who we worked with in the past securing great sites for Goodman Steakhouse and Burger & Lobster. It’s a great property full of natural light and we believe it will become a new locals’ favourite.”

Ben Freeman, Leasing Agent at Shelley Sandzer, added: “Elystan Street and its surrounds offer so much in foodie inspirations, and Wild Tavern will no doubt complement and enhance the offer to local residents and visitors to Chelsea alike. The Mediterranean concept embraces the increasingly cosmopolitan nature of the area, and this prime spot on the corner of Chelsea Green will ensure its warm and local community feel is highly visible.”

Shelley Sandzer is a leading and dynamic agency, specialising in the restaurant and leisure property sector. The company provides considered and valued advice to many of the UK’s most highly regarded restaurant brands, centres, developments high streets and landlords, via a lateral thinking team with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the leisure business. Shelley Sandzer is also known for the key role it plays in launching new entrants and unique concepts to the market, such as Sweet Chick, Honey & Smoke, and Frame.

Shelley Sandzer acted for the landlord.