Update: Hart Group Set to Close Crowdcube Round With Nearly £2.5 Million in Funding

Harts Group Ltd, the parent company of Barrafina and Quo Vadis restaurants, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £2.5 million in funding. The round, which was originally seeking £750,000, has attracted more than 940 investors.

As previously reported, Harts Group is an independent restaurant group that is food and quality driven; independently ran and personally managed. The restaurant group owners Quo Vadis, a British restaurant that offers produce-led food from chef Jeremy Lee, and Barrafina, a restaurant that offers Spanish tapas, counter bar dining and private event space.

“The original Barrafina opened in Soho in 2007, and in 2014 and 2015 there opened two more, at Adelaide Street and Drury Lane in Covent Garden. In 2014, Barrafina Soho was awarded a Michelin Star, which been has retained since. In 2016, Observer Food Monthly awarded Adelaide Street, Restaurant of the Year. The Harts took on Quo Vadis in 2008, with Jeremy Lee joining in 2012. In 2013 the restaurant was awarded the Tatler Award for best kitchen. In Esquire’s 2018 Food Issue, Quo Vadis’ Smoked Eel Sandwich was dedicated a full page as an ‘Object of Desire.’”

In a recent update, the Hart Group team announced their excitement about the campaign’s success:

Our crowdfunding campaign is drawing to a close. Thank you so very much for your support and to all of our new investors, we look forward to seeing you at Barrafina and Quo Vadis soon. We truly cannot wait to welcome you to Coal Drops Yard, once opened!”

Funds from the campaign will be used to continue Hart’s growth and expansion. It is set to close tomorrow evening.


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