Pop superstar Ed Sheeran has bought a restaurant in a popular area of London, which has quietly opened to the public, under the name Bertie Blossoms.
Back in March, The Sun reported that Sheeran is now the proud owner of a restaurant in Notting Hill, which he acquired last year in partnership with his manager Stuart Camp. The space is located on Notting Hill’s bustling Portobello Road and formerly housed Spanish restaurant Galicia, which was founded by restaurateurs José Nieto Alborés and Eduardo Lage Porto in 1999. Sadly, the restaurant closed its doors in April of last year.
Will 'Edchup' feature on the menu?
Sheeran, who is known for his love of ketchup, and Camp allegedly purchased the space for £1.5 million. The venue is currently listed on Google but doesn't have an active website. The Bertie Blossoms name is a nod to the pairs' respective partners – Bertie is a nickname used for Camp's girlfriend Liberty Shaw, while Blossoms is a nod to Sheeran's wife Cherry.
Not much else is known about Sheeran's plans at the moment, including whether the food and drink offering will retain its Spanish influence, or go in a completely different direction.
Ed recently celebrated his 28th birthday
This is Sheeran’s first foray into the world of restaurants and bars, although the 28-year-old singer did reveal in an interview last year that he has built a secret tunnel to a private pub underneath his home in North London, part of his vast property portfolio.
Speaking to 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”.
The ‘Shape of You’ singer has had a busy year. He reportedly married his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in a secret ceremony before Christmas. The wedding was said to have featured no celebrity guests, and took place on the grounds of Sheeran’s Suffolk estate.
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