Tech geeks with a penchant for self-medicating will have a new hang out as of next month with the launch of resto and bar Tonic & Remedy, a stone’s throw from London’s Tech City and Silicon Roundabout.
Yorkshire-born executive chef Paul Welburn of Great British Menu fame heads up the kitchen and his hero dishes will include Smoked eel with jelly and seaweed scones, Wild garlic risotto and Rump of lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie with greens. Welburn, formerly of Michelin starred Rhodes W1 places a big emphasis on small and interesting suppliers such as Lake District Farmers, Mountain Foods and The Bread Factory.
Jeremy Pascal with his keen interest in herbal liqueurs will look after your drinking needs and his signature pours include the Apothecary – a remedy based on famous herbal liqueur cooked with rosemary and sweetened with homemade peach butterscotch jam, The Bloody Remedy – a twist on the famous hangover cure with a secret spice mix made by Jeremy and a celery and cucumber foam, Lady Marmalade – both sweet and bitter made using homemade pink grapefruit marmalade and Patience & Thyme – a sour infused with gin, thyme and smoked egg.
The venue is spread across the ground and mezzanine floors of a building inspired by the work of Op-Art pioneer Bridget Riley so if you leave a little unsteady on your feet you can always blame the architecture.
Tonic & Remedy, opening 20th April, 151-157 City Road, London EC1Y 1BE, www.tonicandremedy.co.uk