A new restaurant is to open in London's West End next week, offering British food and wines.
52° North Bar & Kitchen, which is owned by Alula Leisure, will officially launch in Soho on 7 February. Directors Tim Lalic and Vahram Papazyan said the aim was to create an accessible restaurant and bar offering a quality-driven wine list and menus.
"A place where you want to have lunch with a client and also a drink with friends and colleagues in relaxed, ambient, creative and trendy surroundings," they said.
Spread over two floors, 52° North Bar & Kitchen will include a large ground-floor bar, lounge area with fireplace and communal tables while the lower ground floor will feature another bar and fireplace in a speakeasy-style environment.
The restaurant will serve British cuisine with some European influences with all ingredients being sourced in Britain. The wine list will be a collection of the best of English still and sparkling wines and the bar will offer an eclectic selection of bottle and draught artisan beers from the Harviestoun Brewery in Scotland.
The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, and dishes will include Scotch woodcock (£6.50); Gloucester old spot pork chop, wild English garlic mash, morrel and Madeira sauce (£15); Arbroath smokies fish cake, new potatoes, Chivas Regal sauce (£14.50); and English trifle and Knickerbocker Glory (£5).
Highlights of the drinks list will include artisan beers aged in whisky or rum casks from the Innis and Gun Brewery in Scotland as well as white, rosé and sparkling wines from Chapel Down and Biddenden vineyards in Tenterden, Kent; and Nyetimber.
The design will feature 600 light bulbs from the front door to the bar area while walls will have a feathered-like design of wood panels and the furniture will comprise a mix of wooden chairs and leather Chesterfields.
By Kerstin Kühn
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