Back in 1755 Hugh Percy, the Duke of Northumberland and a group of philanthropists founded the Middlesex Hospital on Mortimer Street, fast forward to now and the Fitzrovia site is becoming the home of a new, all day bar and restaurant – aptly named Percy and Founders.
You know it’s going to be good because, it’s the first venue from Open House, the sister company to Cubitt House – they’re the team behind the much loved Grazing Goat, Thomas Cubitt, Orange and The Pantechincon Rooms and is a move away from a traditional pub to a more modern venue.
Taking up position of Executive Chef is Diego Cardoso (formerly head chef at Angela Hartnett’s Murano) and he has created a succinct British and modern European menu that will feature six starters, six mains and classics to share alongside bar snacks, puddings and comforting Sunday roasts.
Starters will include lobster and prawn scotch eggs and crispy short ribs and will be followed by mains such as chicken wellington and fish finger sandwiches and handmade tagliatelle served with spring greens, nettles and haytor cheese. Puddings all come with paired wines – we have our eye on Percy’s Mistresses which is served with maple syrup butter and the classic Yorkshire treacle tart and clotted cream or those wanting something lighter then you’ll want the lemon and yoghurt with almond crumble and Prosecco sorbet.
We can guarantee that the food is going to be much better than hospital food.
Percy & Founders: Opens 2nd April, 1 Pearson Square, W1T 3BF, 020 3761 0200 www.percyandfounders.co.uk