Prescott & Conran to launch restaurant at London's Design Museum

26 October 2016 by
Prescott & Conran to launch restaurant at London's Design Museum

Peter Prescott (pictured), Sir Terence Conran and Lady Conran are to open a restaurant at London's new Design Museum on High Street Kensington.

Parabola, which is named after the mid-century roof of the museum will overlook the museum's atrium on one side, and Holland Park on the other.

Chef Graham Blower will head up the kitchen, his menus offering an informal style of all-day dining. He will be joined by a rotating series of guest chefs including Rowley Leigh, Jeremy Lee and Martin Morales.

Blower, who has worked with Mark Hix for the last four years, has experience in some of London's top restaurants including Petrus in Knightsbridge and Murano in Mayfair.

Alongside the restaurant, Prescott & Conran will open a cocktail bar and a coffee and juice counter. The Parabola bar will feature a regularly changing menu of 10 cocktails alongside an additional fixed list of 10 classic cocktails. The cocktails, created by Olly Hornby-Smith, previously of Milk & Honey, Hakkasan and Soho House, will use ingredients foraged from the local park.

The coffee and juice counter will be located on the ground floor of the museum. It will serve light meals such as salads, sandwiches and biscuits throughout the day.

Parabola will feature a number of guest chefs including Rowley Leigh, formerly of Kensington Place, Notting Hill, London, who will take residency between 28 November and 28 Janaury and food writer Valentine Warner who will cook in the kitchen from 6 Feburary to 31 March.

Leigh said: "I am delighted to have been asked to be part of this innovative culinary venture. The Design Museum coming to the West side of London and in such an iconic building is great news and I am excited to be involved."

Other confirmed chefs include James Ramsden, co-owner of Michelin-starred Pidgin in Hackney, London; Jeremy Lee, head chef of Quo Vadis in London's Soho; Martin Morales of Ceviche in Soho, Andina in Shoreditch, London, and Ceviche Old Street; Oliver Rowe, author of Food For All Seasons; French chef Stephane Reynaud, formerly of Villa 9 Trois in Paris; the Paris Popup, a gastro-initiative from Harry Cummins and Laura Vidal; and MasterChef finalist Marianne Lumb, executive chef at Marianne in Notting Hill.

Prescott & Conran owns and operate seven of cafes, restaurants and member's clubs around London including the Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch, Les Deux Salons bistro in Covent Garden and the Albion restaurant brand.

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