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Smith & Wollensky to open first UK site

07 July 2014 by
Smith & Wollensky to open first UK site

American steak restaurant firm Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group (SWRG) is to open its first UK site in the Strand in London in spring 2015.

The group currently has 10 US sites in cities including New York, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Its London outpost will open in the Adelphi Building on John Adams Street, just off The Strand.

Designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the interior will take inspiration from and complement the original style of the building while incorporating classic Smith & Wollensky design elements such as the green and white colour palette, hard woods and antique lighting.

It will cater for 300 covers over 15,000 sq ft and the restaurant will be spread across two floors to showcase two dining bars, two main dining areas and several private event rooms.

The kitchen will feature a full butcher shop and dry-aging room on-site, a signature feature of the Smith & Wollensky brand.

The restaurant will serve imported USDA Prime beef, alongside British and Irish cuts, which will undergo a traditional aging process.

There will also be a variety of signature seafood dishes and a wide range of wines at varied price points.

The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Michael Feighery, CEO and president of SWRG said: "We've always recognised the opportunities for expansion with the Smith & Wollensky brand. The restaurants have a tremendous global following and a rich heritage that dates back to the first restaurant which opened in 1977. We are extremely excited about Smith & Wollensky becoming part of the capital's spectacular and varied culinary scene and look forward to welcoming Londoners to our first UK restaurant."

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