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Jason Atherton's Social Company to launch Temple & Sons

20 October 2016 by
Jason Atherton's Social Company to launch Temple & Sons

Chef-restaurateur Jason Atherton is to launch Temple & Sons, a grill restaurant and bar located on Broad Street, London.

Due to open on 21 November, Temple & Sons will be the second partnership between Atherton's Social Company and Restaurant Associates. It will be set across two floors, with an 80-cover grill restaurant upstairs and a 40-cover deli and bar downstairs, which will serve snacks made using British produce.

City Social executive chef Paul Walsh will head up the kitchen. The restaurant upstairs will serve grilled fish, meat and poultry whole or in large cuts, made on a variety of custom-built grills using wood, charcoal and hay.

Dishes include wood-fired pork chop, collar and crackling with sage and pine nut crumb; whole grilled Newlyn line-caught turbot with pickled Cornish cockle and pork vinaigrette; and vanilla rice pudding with home-made jams.

The bar downstairs will serve carbonated cocktails canned on site, such as Can Can (strawberry and black pepper jam, Reyka vodka, Aperol and prosecco) and Temple's Tipple (Jameson's Irish whiskey, stout, chocolate bitters and coffee). The Social Company's own bottled lager will also make a debut at the bar.

Restaurant Associates managing director James Boyle said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Jason and his team again. The work we have done together at City Social has been outstanding and we hope to mirror some of this success at Temple & Sons. There is an appetite for a more casual style of dining in the City of London, and we are thrilled to be part of its growing food scene."

Atherton added: "Temple & Sons is my tribute to our great British produce and dining traditions. Following the success of our partnership with Restaurant Associates on City Social, I'm very happy to be working with them again."

The interior of the restaurant, designed by Russell Sage Studio, takes inspiration from a Victorian grocery with timber shelves and panelling, Victorian anglepoise lamps and a custom-made feature light, which will hang above the staircase joining the two floors.

The theme and name comes from the history of Tower 42. Palmerston House was previously built on the site, named after British statesman and former prime minister Henry John Temple, the third Viscount Palmerston.

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