Forget spring cleaning and forget your January resolutions, now is the time for new beginnings, that back-to-school, we’re done with summer, hello autumn sort of time. New stationary, new coats, new health promises to try and get a control on the summer drinking problem before the Christmas excess or in The Henry Root’s case a whole new look.
Part of the Affinity Bars and Restaurant Group, The Henry Root has been doing its thing over on Park Walk, much loved by Chelsea locals and dog-owners but now the time has come for it to have a bit of a make-over, you know a revamp. The kitchen has headed downstairs to make more space for the dining area, contemporary artwork and grand mirrors which will flood the room with light. The front of the restaurant has a more café, casual style for morning coffees and brunch, because to go with their refurbishment they also have an all-day menu and new opening hours. Starting at 8am for breakfast during the week and 9am at the weekend the menu is a healthy take on casual, comfort food. Dishes from the menu include smashed avocado, poached eggs on rye, Puglian burrata ‘Caperese’ with heritage tomatoes and basil, parmesan-crumb chicken schnitzel with fennel and apple slaw and seabass with braised gem and mussel vinaigrette.
Half way through the restaurant is a communal table which will host kid’s club activities in the morning and dinner parties in the evening. Colour wise it’s they’ve gone for pinks, tans and teal with deep blue velvet banquettes to take it from day to evening. And come evening you’ll be able to order small plates to accompany your cocktails. The bar will also be having a day to tonight transformation, during the day you’ll find salads, fresh fruits, cakes and cold-pressed juices and smoothies by Radiance Cleanse which you need to get your hands on as part of your new health transformation before Christmas. In the evening though, they’re tempting us with classic cocktails and seasonal drinks, but you know balanced diet and all that.
They’ll still be doing their Doggy Dinners and Kids’ clubs too though, because somethings are too good to change.
The Henry Root will host a soft-launch service from Wednesday 30th September to Sunday 4th October, offering guests 50% off food all day.
The Henry Root: Relaunches 5th October, 9 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ, www.thehenryroot.com
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A bit of a cake connoisseur, Editor, Emily is constantly on the search for the best brownie London has to offer, a restaurant once even put them on the menu when they heard she was visiting… You’ll either find her on a night out or debriefing over brunch the next day with plenty of coffee and eggs.