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Richard Bursby

Richard Bursby

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Rebekah Prince

Rebekah Prince

Associate

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Contacts
Richard Bursby

Richard Bursby

Partner

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Rebekah Prince

Rebekah Prince

Associate

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11 June 2021

Advising Great Scotland Yard Hotel on its restaurant opening by Michelin starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt

We have advised the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, on the opening of its new restaurant 'Ekstedt at The Yard' to be run by Michelin starred Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt.  

Set within the historic 5* hotel which was once the location of the Metropolitan Police, this new restaurant will bring Niklas’ signature blend of wood fired cooking and Nordic cuisine to the UK for the very first time.

'Ekstedt at The Yard' is expected to open in September 2021.

The deal drew on the firm's expertise in advising hotel operators and owners working alongside recognised restaurant experts, bringing their branding and expertise to the hotel's food and beverage services.

Commenting on the transaction, Partner Richard Bursby, said: "We work with owners and operators all over the world on many of the most high-profile hotels, of which the Great Scotland Yard Hotel is one. The new restaurant couldn't be in better hands with Niklas Ekstedt, and we greatly look forward to seeing the opening in September."

Sholto Smith, GM of the Great Scotland Yard Hotel commented: “We are very excited to work alongside chef Niklas for the launch of Ekstedt at The Yard. Richard and Rebekah at Taylor Wessing were a huge support for us in successfully achieving a project of this calibre."

Niklas Ekstedt added, “I’m delighted to be working with Great Scotland Yard Hotel to realise my dream of opening a restaurant in London. Great Scotland Yard Hotel is exactly the kind of place I had hoped to open Ekstedt in the city. It is a building steeped in history and you can’t beat the location. This is a huge moment for me. I have been in love with the UK for years, my family moved here when we were younger, and London has always felt like a second home for me. The team and I can’t wait to start cooking." 

The team was led by Partner Richard Bursby, with support from associate Rebekah Prince. 

 
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