Mark Jarvis, chef patron of two modern British restaurants — Anglo in Farringdon and Neo Bistro near Oxford Street — has announced that he will open a third site called Stem on Princes Street, Mayfair. It was originally slated for opening late March, but has now been pushed back further into spring.
It was announced today, 3 April 2018, that Emma Underwood will be joining as restaurant manager. As reported by CODE in their weekly bulletin, Underwood will join from Sam Buckley’s Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In, which garnered significant interest following a glowing review from Marina O’Loughlin during her tenure at The Guardian’; she will also continue working on The TMRW Project alongside writer Anna Sulan Masing and chef Dan Doherty.
The menus, created by Jarvis and Sam Ashton-Booth (formerly head chef at Anglo in Clerkenwell) will offer “modern seasonal British dishes.” There will be both à la carte and short tasting menus; a style borrowed from the neo-bistros of Paris. Dishes the chefs have spoken about include: Smoked eel, celeriac and white chocolate; pigeon, coconut, salted peanut; and pineapple, olive oil, lime and salt.
Jarvis said: “Stem will be a bit of Anglo heading west to Regent Street — informal, but precise in terms of its modern British food.”
An international wine list of approximately 120 bins will be overseen by the company’s operations manager and Roganic alumnus, Jon Cannon.
The 35-cover restaurant will feature a “verdant living wall.” A second, lower ground level will have a six-seat private chef’s granite table.
Stem will be open Tuesday — Saturday for lunch; Monday — Saturday for dinner and Sunday from 11am—4pm.