About Us

The Marylebone Leisure Group was founded in 2011 and currently operates a number of pubs, bars & restaurants in London and the South East. With a focus on cocktails & infusions created by an expert team in a dedicated Infusions Lab, MLG are pioneers of the cocktail scene in London. MLG is constantly looking for opportunity to expand and in 2016 launched Barsmith Event Bars to offer the event industry a mobile bar solution dedicated to unique infused cocktails.

Lawrence Santi

Founder Director

Lawrence was born into the hospitality industry. His parents are career restaurateurs, whilst his grandfather owned and operated two of London’s most popular nightclubs in the 70s - the River Club in Piccadilly and talk of the Town in Leicester Square (now the Hippodrome).

He has a wide range of experience in the sector, having managed, owned, operated and sold numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels and nightclubs.

Lawrence has built and developed small to medium sized multi site managed estates over his career.

In 2011 he entwined his existing estate into MLG to focus on growing and developing the group whilst maximising efficiency. To date MLG has seen exceptional growth within the sector and has year on year profit growth beyond forecasts.

Ben Avigdori

Founder Director

Prior to founding The Marylebone Leisure Group in 2011, Ben trained and qualified as a solicitor and spent most of his 10 year legal career working General Counsel for real estate & leisure companies – notably The Yianis Group and Avanta Serviced Offices Plc.

His career has taken him from acquiring 5 star hotels, to developing apartment buildings and negotiating business sales through to becoming an investor in the leisure sector and ultimately buying his first site, The Marylebone.

In his spare time, when not being entertained by his 3 children, Ben enjoys sleeping.