Soren Jessen to open 1776 restaurant next to 1 Lombard Street

05 October 2012 by
Soren Jessen to open 1776 restaurant next to 1 Lombard Street

Restaurateur Soren Jessen is launching a new venture this month next to his acclaimed 1 Lombard Street restaurant in the City of London.

1776 will open its doors on 22 October. It will comprise a 40-seat dining room and will have its own entrance from Mansion House Place.

Housed in a Grade II-listed former bank, the restaurant is named after the year the building - once home to Charles Dickens's first love, Maria Beadnell - was first recorded.

The food at 1776 will be created by head chef Juri Ravagli, who previously worked at the Drone's Club and Harry's Bar and describes the menu as modern British with international influences.

Signature dishes will include fillet of Black Angus with breadcrumb crust and garlic snails; pan-fried black cod, pak choy and ponzu sauce; and Mazara El Vallo red prawns with carpaccio baby salad. There will also be a hot carving trolley serving a selection of daily changing seasonal meats, while the drinks menu will be accessed on iPads at the tables.

Interiors will feature large windows, wooden floors and banquette seating.

Commenting on the launch of 1776, Jessen said: "My desire is to create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where customers come to be spoilt. The emphasis will be on elegance and simplicity but most of all flexibility - the London restaurant scene has changed remarkably in recent years and customers now expect innovation without sacrificing on quality. My aim is for 1776 to embrace this."

Rex Restaurant Associates reveals details of Colbert opening on Sloane Square >>

French restaurant Papillon closes >>

By Neil Gerrard

E-mail your comments to Neil Gerrard here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
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