Australian-born sommelier Mark van der Goot is setting up his own gastropub in south-west London called the Greyhound at Battersea.
The property, which opens on 8 November, combines a 30-seat fine-dining restaurant, a function room for 25, a bar for 25, and alfresco dining for another 25 people. Spend per head is expected to average £12.50 for a two-course lunch and £18.50-£30 for a three-course dinner (excluding wine).
The Greyhound will focus strongly on food and drink matching, offering 470 wines. It will also serve prototype beers and ales not found elsewhere in the UK through a joint venture with Interbrew.