The hospitality sector rejoiced following the news that the London district of Soho would be pedestrianised, with outdoor seating taking over the streets in order to help businesses reopen to the public. Though only temporarily car-free, providing the option for al fresco dining has undoubtedly secured the future for many hospitality businesses that would have otherwise been facing closure.
After the devastating impact of COVID-19 and three successive lockdowns, this was a lifeline for restaurants, cafes and bars throughout Soho, which once looked to be at risk of collapsing under the financial pressures put on them through lack of sales. According to reports, 90% of Soho’s hospitality sector has reopened, making the pedestrianisation of the area a huge success.
These changes have had a distinctly positive impact upon businesses that already existed in the area, but they have also opened the door to the possibility of new life being breathed into the streets of Soho. New businesses now have a greater chance of success as a direct result of these alterations, which bodes well for the opening of Japanese-Brazilian fusion restaurant, Temakinho.
Temakinho, founded by Linda Maroli in 2012, boasts a delicious range of food and drink including the classic Brazilian cocktail, the Caipirinha. The restaurant is also the first to ever receive the Friend of the Sea certification in 2016 for their efforts towards sustainability and ethical fish farming. With more than 15 locations, it is an exciting new chapter for the brand with sites now opening in Tower Bridge on May 21st and Soho on May 13th.
Hospitality Titans co-founders, Liam Norval and Pete Warden, are new partners with Temakino and look forward to the day Temakinho can finally open its doors in Soho at 10 Old Compton Street. Though it has been a tough journey, Temakinho is sure to thrive with its unique atmosphere, perspective and original concept.
In response to this new partnership, Liam Norval commented, “I am delighted to join the Temakinho group alongside Pete Warden, it’s going to be an incredible project for us… We believe hugely in the concept and produce and we know that Londoners will too.”
Pete Warden commented further, “The team are working hard to get the sites ready to reopen and are looking forward to welcoming new and existing guests for their favourite sushi and cocktails.”
Sustainability is one of the main beliefs that Temakinho strives to achieve, with recyclable and compostable take away packaging, which works hand in hand with Soho’s daily recycling collections throughout the area. Breathing life back into London’s hospitality sector with the colours of Brazil and the sounds of samba, jazz and bossa nova, Temakinho will be a perfect fit for the now thriving area.
This new connection between the Hospitality Titans and Temakinho has the potential to be a roaring success; with the Hospitality Titans knowledge of London and the industry alongside Temakinho’s delicious food, entertainment and focus on their environmental impact, Londoners are sure to flock to the newest venue in Soho.