Lobos Meat & Tapas bar, the first solo venture for head chef Roberto Castro, is set to open near London's Borough Market next month.
The split-level space under the rail arches will be accessible from both Borough High Street and Dragon Court Alley and will accommodate 50 covers.
Castro has teamed up with friends Ruben Maza and Joel Placeres, who he met while working at Tapas Brindisa, which has sites in London Bridge and Soho and sister restaurants in South Kensington, Shoreditch and Piccadilly. The trio is launching the bar with the help of an un-named Singaporean investor, who is understood to own a number of Asian restaurant concepts in London.
The menu is expected to focus on the simple cooking of Iberico pig prime cuts, including secreto Iberico (the ‘hidden' cut between the shoulder and the loin), presa Iberico (top shoulder), and solomillo Iberico (fillet).
The Lobos meat and tapas team will work with Borough Market traders to frequently change the menu according to what is available, while a brief list of cocktails will be on offer alongside predominantly Spanish wines, sherry and cavas.
The restaurant will open from 11am to 11pm and will only accept reservations for the first-floor dining room.