At just 30 years old Stevie Parle is already an acclaimed chef, restauranteur author, food writer and TV presenter and now he has just announced the arrival of Craft London opening at the end of April at the Greenwich Peninsula (it makes us wonder what we might achieve if we forgo our Netflix obsession).
Designed by the Design Research Studio and under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, Craft London (which started off as a café and roastery in October of last year) is now getting a bar and restaurant which will be focusing on creating world class quality products. To do this they’ll be joining with modern experts and those who are just obsessed with food to roast coffee, keep bees, smoke fish, cure meat and ferment vegetables.
The menu revolves around the best British produce so they’ll be working closely with farmers, but they’ll also be giving those slightly more unusual British ingredients that are often ignored or overlooked the recognition they deserved. So black skinned silkie chickens will be reared for their incredible flavour and beef that is usually considered too old will also be used and when it comes to winter you’ll find a selection of game. Vegetables and fruit will also be made more interesting with the use of traditional forgotten growing techniques like clamping and forcing as well as using old-fashioned varieties.
Above the restaurant you’ll find a bar and outdoor terrace giving you beautiful views of the Thames. Whilst the restaurant design will reflect the nature of the menu with British craftsmen and women creating a modern setting.
Craft London: Opens 27th April Peninsula Square,Greenwich, SE10 0SQ www.craft-london.co.uk