Michelin-starred restaurateur David Moore is to advise businessman Elio Machillanda and his wife Claudia their new Champagne and informal dining concept, Tirage.
Tirage, which is to open on the site of what was the last Chez Gérard, in London's Bishopsgate, will open in November.
It will serve Champagne, and sparkling wine, along with a menu of tasting plates.
Tirage will open from 7.30am for breakfast until 12.30am, with an average spend of £40 per head. Dining will combine French cuisine with the of-the-moment palate of Peru. Customers will also be able to buy their preferred bottles to take home with them.
Head Chef Alasdair Fraser (formerly of The Abingdon, in Kensington) has created a grand breakfast menu, as well as dishes including: Cornish scallop ceviche with baba ganoush, grilled streaky bacon, coriander crisps and pomegranate and sorrel flower reduction; star anise honey-roasted duck breast with plum sauce and pancakes; to pan-fried foie gras with caramelised pear, chilli popcorn, kaffir lime and blini.
The 4,201 sq foot site, the deal for which was brokered by Restaurant Property, will seat 154 covers across two floors, including two private rooms (one sponsored by Perrier JouÁ«t) and three semi-private areas.