From Marylebone to Fitzrovia, London’s top creative culinary hub, Carousel, is set to relocate this Autumn to a giant new townhouse venue.
The space, renowned for its ever-changing line-up of guest chefs, will be firmly shutting its doors on Blandford Street, and in its place, will open up its biggest site to date on the ever-popular Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia this November.
And it won’t just be guest chefs who will be taking centre stage at founders and brothers Ed and Ollie Templeton’s new venue, the space will make way for an exciting all-day wine bar, ten-seater incubator for new concepts and longer term residences, and separate areas dedicated to private dining, workshops and events.
Sound intriguing? Here’s what we can expect from the new site…
As we always have vino on the brain, let’s start with the wine bar. Boasting floor to ceiling windows that look out onto Charlotte Street, the wine bar is set to be the new destination to head for drinks and people watching. The interiors will be light, airy and stripped back, while the menu will change throughout the day.
Heading the menu will be co-founder and chef Ollie Templeton, and it’ll feature snacks and small plates, with Mediterranean influences reflected. Perfect for light lunches and after work drinks, there’ll also be plenty of wine and cocktails to tuck into too.
In true Carousel style, there will of course be the chef residency space. The space will feature seating spread around a kitchen island, so that diners can see all of the culinary action up close. All of your favourite chefs and up-and-coming talents from across the world will continue to step foot in the doors, whipping up quite the culinary show for diners.
Next door you’ll find the ten-seater offshoot which will welcome international guest chefs for longer, three to six month residences. So rather than having to rush down for a short, allotted period of time, you can head back multiple times if you enjoy the taste.
Lastly, upstairs will house a space dedicated to Carousel’s culinary programme of events. It’ll be able to host up to 200 guests, with a separate area for private dining.
This movement is incredibly exciting and will see more foodies flock here to taste some of the best, exciting and innovative food designed, curated and presented by some of the best chefs around the world.
Carousel ‘2.0’ is opening November 2021
Keep up to date with announcements at carousel-london.com