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Modern Irish Cooking with Michelin Pedigree Will Arrive in Chelsea

Myrtle is Anna Haugh’s first solo restaurant

Myrtle restaurant in Chelsea will bring modern Irish cooking to south west London Myrtle [Official Photo]

Chef Anna Haugh will open her first solo restaurant in March. Myrtle, in Chelsea, will look to Haugh’s Irish heritage for inspiration, according to Hot Dinners — the restaurant will open on Langton Street, on the former L’Oud des Eurasie site.

In contrast to the Michelin-starred restaurants further back in her career, including The Square, Pied a Terre, and Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard, where she was executive chef, the debut restaurant will offer a relaxed experience, with “sophisticated yet informal dishes,” albeit with a nod to the Chelsea postcode. On the menu, that translates as crispy stuffed chicken wing with wild trompette purée, celeriac wellington with tarragon and cep mushroom duxelle, and buttermilk panna cotta, rhubarb jelly and cinnamon doughnuts.

Haugh has long advocated for platforming Irish producers, using her social media presence to highlight the country’s produce and provenance as part of an Irish food renaissance that is yet to be keenly felt in London, as well as discussing the need for change in macho kitchen culture. Myrtle’s website also states that “an empowered and engaged team leads to the best possible dining experience for customers.” Indeed it does.

More soon, including an opening date.

Bob Bob Ricard

1 Upper James Street, , England W1F 9DF 020 3145 1000 Visit Website

The Square

6-10 Bruton Street, , England W1J 6PU 020 7495 7100 Visit Website

Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 2NH 020 7636 1178 Visit Website