According to reports by Eater the restaurant commands an annual rent of £135,000 per year, and is described by estate agents as a “rarely available restaurant site”.
The sale comes as Atherton looks to slimline his restaurant portfolio, having closed his Temple bar and Japanese restaurant Sosharu. Earlier this month the chef closed his Mayfair bistro, Little Social which has now rebranded and reopened as No.5 Social, with chef Kostas Papathanasiou at the helm.
Should Social Wine and Tapas be sold, Atherton would be left with a UK portfolio of six restaurants, Pollen Street Social, No.5 Social, Social Eating House, Berners Tavern, Hai Cenato, and City Social. Worldwide, Atherton operates 16 bars and restaurants.
Despite slimming his restaurant portfolio, Atherton did announce a new opening at the end of last year in Mayfair’s 16-cover Home development kitchen.