In case you’ve been living under a Rök, the Scandinavian sensation Rök has announced they’re opening in Soho. The restaurant opened on Curtain Road in 2015 and a year later opened a second on Islington’s Upper Street and now they’re preparing to enter the big league, with a new location in the heart of Soho.
The opening, slated for mid 2018, will see the Scandi menu updated for the new opening, with a greater emphasis on plant based and vegetable centric dishes rather than relying on the smoked meats they’re famous for.
Co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young will also introduce a daily range of ingredients created in-house including cultured dairy products and fermented probiotic beverages. Indeed, fermented and pickled dishes, all made in the cellar beneath the restaurant, will form a section of the menu, under the guidance of Executive Chef Matt Young.
Another exciting direction for the team is the inclusion of a range of non-alcoholic and low ABV house meads and drinking vinegars which will be dreampt up by long-time collaborator and mixologist Matt Whiley.
The only cloud in the midst of so much silver lining is that Rök’s residency at The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields will end at the end of this month in order to fully focus on the new venture. But the phoenix rising in its place, over in Soho, will more than make up for the lost.
Rök Soho: Opens later this year in Soho www.roklondon.co.uk