Nathan Outlaw, London’s most lauded seafood chef, has confirmed details ahead of the opening of his new restaurant at Victoria’s Goring hotel on Wednesday 12 June.
As first confirmed by Richard Vines on Twitter, the new restaurant will be called Siren and marks the first time the hotel — favoured by the Royal family — has opened a new restaurant in 109 years. The hotel has also announced that the opening date will also see the relaunch of The Goring Bar. The existing restaurant, the Michelin-starred Dining Room, will remain in place and sit alongside the new, more relaxed room from Outlaw.
The Goring’s CEO Jeremy Goring says he is looking to create a second more casual dining option; a seafood restaurant inspired by the Goring family’s strong ties to Cornwall. Outlaw is famous in London for his eponymous Michelin-starred seafood restaurant at the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge as well as his flagship, two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Port Isaac in Cornwall.
“Siren will showcase the best of Cornish produce, with chef Nathan Outlaw creating simple yet elegant seafood dishes. The bright, welcoming restaurant will command views over The Goring’s majestic secluded garden,” a statement today said.
The Siren will serve starters such as cured monkfish, ginger, fennel and yoghurt; and cuttlefish with black pudding, apple, and kohlrabi. A short list of main courses will include dishes such as turbot herbed and battered with warm tartare sauce; and red mullet with devilled shrimp butter and chicory.
Daily specials will make use of the “freshest fish available direct from Cornwall each day,” and include the likes of lobster grilled over fire with herbs and garlic; and grilled whole monkfish for two to share.
The Goring Bar says confidently that it “will become a key player in London’s thriving bar scene, transformed into a chic, lively space and offering a new collection of signature cocktails designed by bar manager Tiago Mira.”
“Reflecting The Goring’s dedication to presenting an impeccably English experience, the cocktail list will focus on British spirits and will incorporate a wide variety of herbs sourced from The Goring’s own garden.” Elsewhere, a grand piano will occupy a central position in the bar, with a resident pianist providing live entertainment and “enhancing the bar’s position as a true Belgravia destination.”