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Caravan to open largest London site to date in 2023

The boutique coffee roaster and restaurant group is the first hospitality business confirmed to open at Covent Garden’s multi-purpose retail, leisure and office space, Grainhouse

An artist's rendering of Caravan's Grainhouse outlet, which will open before the end of 2023 | Photo credit: Caravan


Caravan has announced it will open its eighth and largest outlet in Covent Garden, London, before the end of 2023.  

The London-based boutique coffee roaster and restaurant group said the flagship Grainhouse site will span two floors and feature a wrap-around terrace and private hire and events space.  

Like Caravan’s other London outlets, the Covent Garden restaurant will utilise Caravan’s all-day trading capabilities and offer small plates, pastries, pizza and cocktails alongside its specialty coffee menu. 

“We are thrilled to be heading to Covent Garden to share our passion for craft coffee, well-travelled food and memorable experiences in a new part of the city. Thirteen years after opening our first restaurant in Exmouth Market, we still strive to be a source of new, exciting flavours, fresh ideas, and authentic, friendly experiences,” said Laura Harper Hinton, co-founder and CEO of Caravan. 

In September 2022, Caravan Managing Director Jo Fleet said the business was exploring expansion outside of London but has yet to confirm any sites.   

Fleet also said Caravan was seeking to boost its coffee subscription, wholesale and e-commerce businesses this year. 

Caravan is the first hospitality business confirmed to open at Grainhouse, which was acquired by international real estate firm Hines in March 2020. The firm will use Grainhouse, which comprises 23,000sq ft of retail and leisure space alongside 36,000sq ft of office space, as its European headquarters. 

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