By Carol Millett
Street food and pop-up restaurant Walter and Monty is to set up shop in the City of London in what will be its first permanent site.
Owner and former London City trader Alex Kaye will oversee the menu along with head chef Nick Ross, whose experience includes working with Michelin-starred chefs Daniel Boulud and Scott Conant.
The restaurant, which will open in the City's Bury Court in late March, will cater for 30 covers. It aims to remain true to its street food roots, offering mainly charcoal grilled meat and fish dishes that will include Walter & Monty's beef picanha and butterflied leg of lamb marinated in mint, garlic and lemon.
Serving choices will be kept simple, with the food either wrapped in a flatbread or served with rice and salad, alongside an array of house sauces. A wide range of salads will also be on offer.
Design studio Two First Names has developed Walter and Monty as an open plan venue with a clear viewpoint directly into the restaurant's grills. The restaurant will be decorated in a palate of muted grey, navy blue and vintage gold colours and have wooden panelled walls, parquet flooring and marble counters.
Other facilities include a separate breakfast counter, which will transform into a bar at night and all banquet seating will include premium keg beer on tap at the table.
The restaurant will open initially for lunch with plans to open for breakfast and dinner once the operation has bedded in.