Ex-Outlaw’s at the Capital chef Tom Brown to join Carousel, Marylebone
As reported last week, Tom Brown has left Outlaw’s at the Capital to carve his own path on the London dining scene. Along with his future site in Hackney Wick, Brown will take up a residence at Carousel, Marylebone, from 17 to 21 October. Tickets for his residency, as well as upcoming stints from ANGLO and TĀTĀ Eatery, can be found here.
Caprice Holdings has a new restaurant guru
Serial investor Richard Caring (The Ivy, Sexy Fish, Harry’s Dolci et al) has appointed Graham Hall to aid the seemingly unstoppable growth/creeping ivy of his restaurant empire, with focus on special projects. Hall is currently at Ennismore, behind The Hoxton Hotel group and recent acquisitors of Gleneagles.
Jamie’s got more problems
Following the news that his eponymous Italian chain made eye-watering losses last year, Jamie Oliver’s world has been further rocked by the news that Simon Blagden, CEO of his restaurant empire, is stepping down. Jon Knight, current MD of International Operations, will take over the reins.
Beef and Brew eye a second steak in the London scene
The Kentish Town neighbourhood favourite — open since 2015 — have launched the by-now predictable crowdfunding campaign to open a second site. Serving cuts traditionally considered sub-prime with the chops to cook them properly, the restaurant has served over 40,000 meals since opening.
Veneta St. James launches Saturday feasts...
The newest darling of the Salt Yard Group will introduce the £35pp four-course offer from 14 October. Promising fresh-baked focaccia, dishes from the “infamous” raw bar and house made gelato, head chef Jamie Thickett will present his menu to a live soundtrack.
And Cafe Murano takes a punt on Sundays
Angela Hartnett’s Covent Garden restaurant Cafe Murano will introduce pranzo della domenica at a price of £30pp, stealing a march on Veneta’s Saturday offer. October’s menu will focus on the region of Emilio Romagna, bringing with it the likes of pollo alla cacciatore (Hunter’s Chicken). The rest of the year will see a November trip to Piemonte followed by December in Umbria.