clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Michelin-Starred Spanish Restaurant Sabor Wants to Open in Soho

Planning documents suggest that a new Sabor will open on Lexington Street

Best Spanish restaurants in London: Sabor Chris Terry

Sabor, the Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant from ex-Barrafina head chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, could open a second restaurant in Soho. Planning documents submitted to Westminster Council name both empire builder JKS Restaurants and Sabor in a proposed opening at 49 Lexington Street, adding to the original site on Heddon Street in Mayfair. There is no timeline for the opening to date.

Barragán Mohacho and Etura opened Sabor in February 2018, winning a Michelin star eight months later in October. It serves regional Spanish cuisine, ranging through bar-style tapas, a counter specialising in fresh seafood, and an asador upstairs, known for its whole suckling pig and the skin-shattering theatre that comes with it. The planning documents for 49 Lexington Street state that JKS intends to add a rear extension for the provision of more ground floor seating, as well as a pavilion at the rear for an indoor-outdoor space. Both applications have been approved; there is no licensing application submitted as yet. The site is five minutes’ walk from Barrafina Dean Street, Barragán Mohacho’s former employer.

JKS, which last week announced that it would open branches of Taiwanese bun specialists Bao and Sri Lankan hopper specialists Hoppers in King’s Cross, has a core restaurant portfolio comprising Hoppers, the Michelin-starred Gymkhana (currently closed), Brigardiers, and Trishna. It invests in Michelin-starred Lyle’s in Shoreditch, two-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table in Fitzrovia, and Iranian restaurant Berenjak, also in Soho, as well as the original Sabor.

Eater has contacted a JKS spokesperson for comment. More soon.

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, , England W1S 4JH 020 3011 5900 Visit Website

Sabor

35-37 Heddon Street, , England W1B 4BR 020 3319 8130 Visit Website

Barrafina

43 Drury Lane, , England WC2B 5AJ Visit Website

BAO

590 Valencia Street, , CA 94110 (415) 658-7453 Visit Website

Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street, , England W1U 3DG 020 7935 5624 Visit Website

Kitchen Table

70 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 4QG Visit Website

Hoppers

77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE Visit Website

Berenjak

27 Romilly Street, , England W1D 5AL Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater London newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world