JKS Restaurants, the team behind Gymkhana and Hoppers, is to launch one of 10 new restaurants which are to be located at the new European headquarters of Bloomberg, the online business news site, in the City of London.
Set to open in the autumn, Bloomberg Arcade has been curated by Bloomberg’s chief food critic Richard Vines alongside Nicholas Lander, restaurant critic of the Financial Times and restaurant adviser.
JKS Restaurants, headed by siblings Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi, will be creating Brigadiers, a new concept for the site which will serve classic Indian barbecue cuisine in a space inspired by a traditional Indian Army mess.
Brigadiers will be joined by new outlets from global all dining concept Caravan, wood-fired pizza company Homeslice and wine bar Vinoteca, as well as Tokyo-style noodle café Koya, Hawaiian poké specialist Ahi Poké and Bleecker Burgers. Three further restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks.
Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg and a former mayor of New York city, described Bloomberg Arcade as “a culinary destination unlike any other in the City”.
Vines added that the restaurants were selected for their creativity and diversity, which reflect cuisines from different parts of the world and different styles of service. “Choosing the restaurants was like playing a food version of fantasy football and we’ve got some of the biggest names in the business.”
Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters features two nine-storey, sandstone-clad buildings – divided by the covered Bloomberg Arcade – on a 3.2 acre site between St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England.
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