Nicola Horlick's defunct restaurant to re-open in Chiswick

08 January 2014 by
Nicola Horlick's defunct restaurant to re-open in Chiswick

Former "superwoman" investor Nicola Horlick is set to open a new "Georgina's" café and restaurant in London's Chiswick, after the initial Barnes site closed due to lack of evening trade.

The new site is said to be along the same lines as the previous business, and Horlick hopes to be open by Valentines' Day this year, and already has a team of chefs in the pipeline, according to the Daily Mail.

The former banker's new site will be in nearby Chiswick, which already has a busy high street populated with many evening restaurants.

The original bistro, named "Georgina's" after Horlick's eldest child who died of leukaemia in 1998, had opened in Barnes, south west London in 2012, but closed it after just 18 months due to too few covers being served in the evenings.

Horlick suggested that this could be because "mothers with children" in the affluent Barnes area "don't go out much at night". She also called business rates "an outrage".

She added that she had "learnt a lot of lessons" and was in part opening the Chiswick site due to her need to "give a proper return to shareholders".

Horlick first became known in the 1990s after she was dubbed "superwoman" for appearing to juggle a demanding, multimillion-pound banking job with six children.

She hit controversy in 2008 after her investment company Bramdean Asset Management lost millions in the Bernie Madoff scandal.

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