The latest opening from restaurateur siblings Zoë and Layo Paskin — Evelyn’s Table at The Blue Posts — has been announced for Thursday 8 February. The eleven-seat, subterranean kitchen bar will adopt the Modern European style, and will be overseen by chef Nacho Pinilla (formerly of The Barbary; tapas bar, Copita; and gastropub, The Bull & Last). It is the last piece of the puzzle in the Paskin’s takeover of the 275-year-old Chinatown pub.
“As part of our restoration of the 18th century public house, we have dug deep into the original beer cellar to form Evelyn’s Table. As with all of our spaces, we look to create somewhere we would love to go, in the hope that others will love it too,” said Layo Paskin.
Plates will be passed straight from the open kitchen range to the guest, across a newly installed marble counter. Pinilla’s “seasonally-inspired and locally sourced menu” will always include around ten dishes, priced between £8-22, available in either the sharing style or or as à la carte. A few example dishes were released this morning, including:
- Cuttlefish ragout
- Polenta bramata with mammole (Roman) artichoke
- Rock salt fillet of beef with bone marrow and Brussel sprouts with oyster sauce and sesame.
A thoughtful and concise wine list will include glasses and bottles from producers “of the moment” (presumably natural, orange and maybe some varieties from Austria) as well as “lesser-known gems from small-scale winemakers.” A bin-ends section will showcase a number of rarer wines, which are available only “in tiny allocations.” .
Although it was initially planned as a reservation only restaurant, half of the space will now be reserved for walk-ins. Two tables adjacent to the kitchen bar have also been added. Snacks and drinks can be had in the ground-floor pub or cocktails in the first-floor Mulwray bar.
Evelyn’s Table will operate Monday to Saturday from 5pm. Bookings opened today (Monday 22 January) and can be made through The Blue Posts’ website.