Dabbous is one of the restaurant success stories of the past few years, and right now all eyes are on Ollie Dabbous as he launches his new project. But there’s another Dabbous launch happening.
The powerhouse behind the unstoppable Dabbous train was always Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy, the Head Chef and his Sous Chef at the Michelin Starred restaurant, and so it’s significant that the pair have teamed up to open Wellbourne Brasserie in White City. Arriving in White City Place, the central hub to the former Television Centre site, the brasserie will serve an all-day dining menu the menu will include the treats like homemade crumpets served with the brasserie’s own hot smoked mackerel for breakfast and mains including Veal Holstein, served with hens egg, lilliput capers & smoked anchovy.
Gibbens and Kennedy have been busy since Dabbous closed its doors last year, founding the brasserie’s pre-cursor, Wellbourne Clifton in Bristol. The informal neighbourhood restaurant proved a hit and Wellbourne Salardu, a seasonal fine dining and après ski restaurant in the Spanish Pyrenees followed. With White City vying with Battersea Power Station as one of London’s most exciting foodie developments the arrival of Gibbens and Kennedy is rather a coup, and well worth checking out when it opens.
Wellbourne Brasserie: Opens Monday 16th April, www.wellbournebrasserie.com