View from street of ground floor shopfront.
Hugs & Bites, 23 Warren Street. Photo: Fitzrovia News.

Anka Kitchen Ltd has applied to Camden Council for a new premises licence for Hugs and Bites at 23 Warren Street on the corner with Richardson Mews in Fitzrovia.

The application is seeking permission for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises — on the ground floor, basement and an outside area at the front — from 12 noon until 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 12 noon until 9pm on Sunday.

The proposed business is described as a “restaurant” and the applicant recognises the area as residential. According to Companies House the business is described as: “take-away food shops and mobile food stands”.

The proposed designated premises supervisor is named as Sukru can Cagan.

Although (rather confusingly) the notice in the window, and an advert in the Westminster Extra, states that the hours applied for the sale of alcohol are 7am to 1am seven days a week, the actual hours applied for on the application form are as stated above and also stated on Camden’s Public Licensing Register.

To view the details of the application and make a comment, search Camden’s public licensing register for the following reference:

APP\PREMISES-NEW\115631, Hugs & Bites, 23 Warren Street, London W1T 5LX.

A public consultation on the application is open until 31 August 2023.

Residents in Camden may also contact the Charlotte Street Association for help and advice in responding to planning and licensing applications.

Camden’s Statement of Licensing Policy can be found here.

This report was updated on 13 July to change the close of consultation date from 18 July to 9 August 2023; updated on 4 August to change the closing date to 30 August 2023; and updated again on 25 August to change the closing date to 31 August 2023 and to make a clarification on the advertised proposed hours for the sale of alcohol.