Marcus Wareing is to launch his second London restaurant the new St Pancras Renaissance hotel.
The new 120-seat "British brasserie" will be called the Gilbert Scott, after the architect who designed the 1873 Victorian Gothic building that once housed the Midland Grand hotel. It will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. There will be a further 52 seats in the bar.
Wareing is best-known for his eponymous two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkeley, Knightsbridge, London.
He will take the role of restaurant operator as he remains committed to his kitchen at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. The team at The Gilbert Scott will be led by his protégé, Chantelle Nicholson, who will be the general manager.
Marcus Wareing said: "The minute I set foot in St Pancras I just knew it was for me; the building is breathtaking and has an amazing sense of time and place that I had to be a part of. This is not another Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, there can only be one, it is a very different venture and immensely exciting. The Gilbert Scott is a huge move for me and I could not have even considered it without a strong and loyal team behind me. I am thrilled to offer the management platform to Chantelle, I know that together we will continue to lead in excellence and offer a memorable experience to everyone who visits us."
The new brasserie will sit in what was the entrance hall and coffee room of the Midland Grand.
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel will open on 5 May 2011.
By Neil Gerrard
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