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Drake & Morgan is an innovative bar-restaurant chain based in central London combining a stylish and accessible environment with a unique all-day food and drink offering. All dishes use seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, and there are over 25 wines available by the glass, along with a range of imaginative cocktails. Other features include a “mixology” bar, a deli counter and master classes for customers in cocktail making, wine tasting and butchery.


  • Investment: April 2013
  • Sector: Consumer & leisure
  • Business: Casual dining
  • Growth Strategy: Roll-out

Why we invested

The eating and drinking out market has demonstrated impressive growth over the past 20 years which is set to continue. Drake & Morgan has a highly differentiated offering that is attractive to both consumers and landlords, and a strong pipeline of sites for future development. This was an opportunity to back an entrepreneurial management team to roll-out a proven formula, building on our track record in the industry.

The story so far

Since our investment, Drake & Morgan has opened nine new sites – six in London, one at Heathrow, one in Edinburgh and one in Manchester. In addition, it acquired the C&B Bars estate in 2016, bringing the total number of units to 23. Nine new sites are planned for opening over the coming years, and there is potential for over 70 units across the UK as a whole.

Website: www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk Read more about our Consumer & Leisure strategy

Bowmark has brought a new dimension to the business in terms of fresh thinking.

Jillian MacLean, Managing Director
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