Cambridge Street Café to launch at Artist Residence London

20 August 2015 by
Cambridge Street Café to launch at Artist Residence London

Artist Residence, the 10-bedroom hotel in Pimlico, London, which has been a hit with guests since opening in September last year, is to launch a new restaurant concept following the closure of the 64 Degrees outlet.

The Cambridge Street Café will open on 24 August with Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean Street Townhouse, as head chef.

Opened by Charlie Newey and Justin Salisbury (pictured

"At the time [of opening the Artist Residence London] Justin and I were nervous about doing our own restaurant as we had no prior experience so thought it was best to bring them [64 Degrees] on board as they had lots of experience and a very successful restaurant in Brighton," said Newey.

"However, for various reasons it didn't work out and since then we have launched two restaurants in our other hotels in Brighton and Cornwall called the Set [in collaboration with Dan Kenny and Semone Bonner] and the Cornish Barn so hopefully this has given us good experience to launch our own concept."

Open all day, serving breakfast through to dinner, Cambridge Street Café will focus on "wholesome dishes" with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.

Breakfast will offer the likes of banana pancakes with crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup (£9) and quinoa with peach, goji berries, mint and yogurt (£7.50), with pastries from Millers Bakery, Allpress coffee and Flint & Co teas.

At midday, a mix of sandwiches such as salt beef with sauerkraut and chilli on rye (£9) and salads like heritage tomato, balsamic and basil (£8), will be served alongside heartier dishes: aged rib eye with béarnaise and watercress (£19) and soft shell crab burger with kale, radish and lime mayo (£16).

Dinner, served from 5pm, will include beetroot salad with goat's curd, cucumber and orange dressing (£7), mussels with shallots, fennel and cream (£16) and pan-fried sea bass with fregola and coriander.

The café will feature an open kitchen, copper-topped bar, reclaimed wooden tables, school house chairs and banquettes in vintage mangle cloth.

Okishima & Simmonds florists will host a vintage stall, where guests will be able to purchase flowers.

Newey said she and Salisbury wanted the café to be a very social environment. "We really want to create the feeling that people are welcome to pop in for a coffee or hold a business meeting, as well as being family friendly," she explained. "The café will be an extension of everything we love and I hope it will become a local destination."

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