Ed Wilson and Oli Barker, the owners of London restaurants Terroirs, Brawn and Soif, have confirmed that they will open their fourth site in the capital in September.
The new restaurant will be called Green Man & French Horn and will be housed in a former pub of the same name on St Martin's Lane in Covent Garden.
The new restaurant will take its inspiration from the greater Loire region of France, including wines and food from the area with a special focus on fish and seafood on the menu.
Barker told Caterer and Hotelkeeper that although the team had acquired the site some time ago, it would not open until late summer. "We had to focus on getting Soif up and running first. It's a complete shell at the moment: everything has been stripped out so we have a completely blank canvas to work on," he said.
"We have done a lot of research into the Loire region and there are some really lovely wines, the wines that we like to drink, and by focusing on this area we'll be able to have some older vintages and add some depth to our offer."
He added that Wilson would be in charge of the food offer, which will feature ingredients from across the Loire area.
Terroirs opened on William IV Street, just off the Strand, in November 2008 and was followed by Brawn on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green two years later, with Soif opening in autumn 2011.
Chef Wilson was previously head chef at Sonny's in Barnes and also worked at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe.
By Kerstin Kühn
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