Rumours are circulating that pop star Ed Sheeran, together with his manager Stuart Camp, are to open a bar and restaurant venture on London’s Portobello Road.
The Sun reports that last year, the duo purchased Spanish restaurant Galicia on London’s Portobello Road for an alleged £1.5 million. Located at number 323 near the junction with Chesterton Road, Galicia was founded by José Nieto Alborés and Eduardo Lage Porto in 1999. It closed its doors in April 2018.
A source told The Sun that Sheeran and Camp are hoping that the site will be ready by the end of next month.
“Builders are hard at work making over the venue so it will be ready by the end of April.
“The name is up in the air, as locals liked Galicia, but Ed is keen to put his own stamp on it.”
Details about the food and drink due to be offered at the site have yet to be released, nor have the reports been officially confirmed by Sheeran. While he has not put his name to a public bar before, in 2017, the singer-songwriter did reveal that he has built a secret tunnel to a private pub underneath his home in North London.
In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Sheeran said: “I’ve built a pub. Like, I had a bar before, a bar where you could pour beers but now this has like a selection of beers, which is cool”. He has also revealed that he bought an villa in Umbria purely because it had a vineyard.
Last year, after performing at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as part of his Divide world tour, Sheeran was spotted at Park House Restaurant and Wine Bar alongside fellow performer Lionel Richie. The pair drank all night long, racking up a sizeable wine bill which included a £750 bottle of Penfolds Grange 1997.