An all-day restaurant, Champagne bar, deli and florist is opening under one roof in Kensington High Street on Friday headed up by Adam Simmonds of the eponymous Michelin starred Restaurant at Danesfield House.
British and seasonal, Simmonds describes his food as “modern with intensity of flavours that work perfectly on the plate without being over-complicated” and signature dishes include Confit mackerel, smoked sturgeon, oyster, pickled cucumber and Granny Smith and Slow cooked loin of lamb with belly, burnt aubergine, goats curd and anchovy gremolata.
A florist, with hand-made bouquets by Paul Morris greets guests as they enter and the venue is centre-pieced by a 22-seater Champagne bar illuminated by glass pillars. A Carrara marble deli counter lying to the left is stacked with breads and pastries, jams and chutneys – all made in house – plus over 50 varieties of cheeses and British cured meats sourced from London’s Cannon & Cannon.
There’s also a private terrace. But it’ll cost you £95 a month if you want to use it. Sound a bit steep for a breath of fresh air? Well, quite, but don’t worry, it’s actually a perk of joining the attached business members’ club. Otherwise, best just step outside onto the street to have a cigarette…