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Factory House underground restaurant and bar to open in London

10 August 2012 by
Factory House underground restaurant and bar to open in London

The Factory House, a new underground restaurant and bar that aims to "celebrate the age of modern industrialists" is set to open in London's Leadenhall next month.

Featuring a design that alludes to the Victorian age of innovation and industry, the 180-seat restaurant is expected to open in mid-September with a menu of British dishes with an "innovative twist", by executive chef Sean Davies.

Fluid Movement, the group behind London cocktail bars Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop, will be responsible for the wine list and cocktail menu.

"The Factory House is heavily inspired by the excitement of the Victorian industrial age, when people were intrigued to experiment, innovate and try new things," explained Davies, who was previously at the Tate Restaurant.

"The menu uses classic British ingredients and dishes, served up in an inventive and contemporary manner for our city guests."

The opening menu, which will be available from September to November, will incorporate foraged and wild ingredients.

Sample dishes include: smoked eel cakes with mackerel mousse and watercress; guinea fowl with black pudding Scotch eggs, artichoke purée and roasted Medlars; and blood orange posset with blood orange granita.

Guests will access the subterranean restaurant via a helical staircase that encompasses a freestanding glass elevator shaft that leads to a copper-plated bar and the dining room.

A central open grill and spit-roast with a corroded copper hood will provide theatre dining and the Factory House will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fluid Movement will also open its first restaurant operation, Dachs & Sons, in Hampstead next month.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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