Stevie Parle, acclaimed chef, author, food writer and TV presenter will open Craft London, three floors of culinary surprise and excellence this April 2015.
Located in the new cultural hub of Greenwich Peninsula, and kicking off with a café/roastery back in October 2014, the restaurant, cocktail bar and shop will open on Monday 27th April with soft launch from the 13th of April. So be sure to grab your 50% off discount whilst you can!
The focus will be on quality in production, collaborating with modern experts, fanatics and obsessives, to craft world-class products. This includes activities as diverse as the roasting of coffee, smoking of fish, bee keeping, meat curing, fermentation of vegetables and the creation of a contemporary kitchen garden.
“On one hand we’re opening a New British restaurant, but to say that really doesn’t communicate the scale of what we are doing. There’s a café, a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a shop over three floors of an amazing new building. The café and shop have their own coffee roaster, the restaurant a huge fireplace, meat-curing room and fermenting cellar. The cocktail bar has a phenomenal collection of British gin and whisky along with tinctures, bitters, shrubs and infusions that we have made. Just outside is a new park by Alys Fowler with an orchard, a smoke house and a kitchen garden for Craft London. It’s a dream project, and what we’re trying to do is ambitious and a little daunting, but I know it’s going to be an awesome, inspiring place to hang out.” Stevie Parle
There will be an a la carte menu as well as an ambitious 6 course menu (£65) set lunch menu (£28) and a pre-show 90 minute menu (£30/£40). From the a la carte menu expect snacks such as Cauliflower, Carrot & Turnip Brine Pickles with Salted Yoghurt, created by pickle mad Sous Chef Elliot Thomas who has worked with Stevie for many years; and Cured Pepper Sausage made in the in-house curing room served with English Mustard. Starters featured include Langoustine and British Lardo and Raw Chopped Galloway, Pear with Crisps and Salmon Roe, and for mains Sirloin with Marrowbone Bread Sauce & Lovage Liquor and Clay Baked Duck, Honey, Broad Bean & Barley ‘Miso’ served with Brine Pickled Vegetables. Desserts at Craft London shine too with Buttermilk & Carragheen Pudding with Rhubarb & Elderflower Ice and Baked Spelt offered alongside British cheese and other sweet delights.
Craft London’s wine list will be taken care of by Ruth Spivey who works with Stevie at Rotorino (Dalston). In keeping with Craft London’s focus on produce and production, Ruth has chosen wines made authentically by quality driven winemakers. Often the production levels of these wines will be low; all are made with passion and care for the finished product and the environment. Every few months the restaurant will focus on one producer, listing a fuller range of their wines. The first producer to be featured is LDNCRU and their SW6 wines, made in the UK’s only Urban Winery in West London. Wiston, from the South Downs in Sussex will be served as the house fizz and can be purchased by the glass.
The cocktail bar at Craft London is a destination in its own right, with a great outdoor terrace and a view of the Greenwich Peninsula Garden’s meadow, orchard, smoke house and beehives, as well as the Thames and Canary Wharf. The drinks will have the same ethos as the rest of the project. The preference is always for handmade products created in-house or by people that Craft London know well. The cocktail bar team is headed up by Adam Wyatt Jones. Adam has put together a list that focuses on sourcing small batch British products like fruit liquors from Wiltshire and Cider Brandy from Julian Temperley, alongside a huge collection of British gin and great whisky.
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For reservations: http://craft-london.co.uk