Primeur founders to open new London restaurant

13 April 2017 by
Primeur founders to open new London restaurant

Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell, founders of Primeur restaurant on London's Petherton Road, are to open a new venture called Westerns Laundry.

The restaurant, in Drayton Park, Lower Holloway, will be housed in a 1950s building, a short distance from Highbury and Islington.

The menu will focus on seafood and dishes made with British produce.

Gingell will work with day boats from Devon and Cornwall to source his seafood, with typical dishes including: sea bass and seaweed tartare (£7.5); raw scallop with Le Coste olive oil (£8); sardines, salted in house (£3.5) and chargrilled mackerel served with miso and chilli (£11).

Working with a small collective of farms in North Yorkshire, plates from the land will include: pork loin, chopped greens, basil and capers (£12); and beef rump with roast garlic butter and croutons (£16).

Gingell said: "Westerns Laundry will be lighter and more delicate than Primeur, rooted in British flavours but influenced by our favourite aspects of Southern Europe with the occasional nod to Asia, with raw fish, shellfish and smoky flavours from a Robata grill. Working so closely with our suppliers means that we can create dishes that let the ingredients shine, without over complicating the cooking."

An exposed cellar, housing Westerns Laundry's wine offering will sit within the restaurant, containing a wine selection of over 200 bottles, with a focus on low intervention, small scale international producers.

Michelin awards 24 new Bib Gourmands >>

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking