Shelley Sandzer secures a pizza Clerkenwell for Firebrand

Independent pizza specialists, Firebrand Pizza, are set to launch their second-ever restaurant, following the success of their debut in Marylebone. The 4,500 sq ft site in Clerkenwell was secured by Shelley Sandzer, leading specialist UK leisure property agency, and will open in autumn 2019.

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The authentic Italian eatery launched in 2016, serving up wood-fired pizzas made from a 72-hour sourdough and fresh pasta dishes, using traditional and fresh ingredients such as caputo flour from Naples and san Marzano tomatoes. The new restaurant will feature a sophisticated interior, with its wood-fired oven the centrepiece. 

A brand-new café / bar concept called Diggs will sit next door, offering pastries and cereals in the morning and a selection of salads for lunch, before changing into a bar serving wines, cocktails, and beers in the evening.

Etai Page, leasing agentat Shelley Sandzer, commented: “Firebrand Pizza has a strong background in tradition, in technique and ingredients used, which we know will make them hugely popular at the new restaurant. Our expertise in this market space has helped them advance the concept, with a larger site at a prominent junction in Clerkenwell, where their offer will attract families and local workers.”

Guy Holmes, Owner of Firebrand Pizza, added:“Firebrand’s authentic Italian fare has been warmly received at our debut restaurant in Marylebone, and we are ready to develop the brand, incorporating Diggs – our innovative new café / bar concept. We tasked Shelley Sandzer with finding a visible and high footfall location in a vibrant part of London, and are delighted with this site in Clerkenwell.”

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 Duddell’s, Honey & Smoke, Frame, and Sweet Chick.


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