As a move online changes the shape of British high streets, it is restaurants and cafes that are capitalising, and many traditional town centres are now underpinned by these occupiers. But there are challenges as well as opportunities; the 2017 rates revaluation is causing headaches for many, as are rising prices and general consumer uncertainty.

Gerald Eve’s experts have the answers to the sector’s property issues. A full range of disciplines and service lines – including business rates, planning and development, agency, investment – are available to the smallest operators and the largest chains to guide them through the real estate maze.

Clients include: Bill’s, Byron, Costa, Five Guys, Frankie & Bennie’s, GBK, Harvester, The Ivy, Ping Pong, Pizza Express, Wagamama and Zizzi.