About Us

The Marylebone Leisure Group was founded in 2011. They are the owners and operators of pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK. With a focus on handmade spirits and uniquely flavoured mixers and cocktails created by an expert team of mixologists in our dedicated Infusions Lab, MLG are pioneers of the cocktail scene in London. The MLG signature brand Spirits of Ecstasy is produced in the UK and exclusively available in our venues and event bars. 

Lawrence Santi

Founder Director

Lawrence was born into the hospitality industry. His parents were 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, pub groups, hotels and nightclubs.

Lawrence has built and developed multi site managed estates over his career. He is the CEO and founder of Marylebone Leisure Group. Marylebone Leisure Group own and operate venues across the UK, Barsmith Event Bars and the signature brand The Spirits of Ecstasy.

Both his privately-owned estate and his joint venture partnership with Enterprise Inns have grown from strength to strength during his stewardship and continues to beat industry growth and profitability rates year-on-year. Enterprise Inns was sold in March 2020 to Stonegate Pub Company.