Updated 13/9/18 with name and opening date
So this is a bit of a surprise. We weren't expecting to hear about a new Corbin and King (The Wolseley, Delaunay, Zedel et al) restaurant opening, but in an email today Jeremy King announced they'll be opening in St John's Wood.
"I am delighted to let you that we have just received the keys to a new site in St John’s Wood – on the High Street." said Jeremy. The site is the old Carluccio's. But before you get too excited, it seems there's a lot yet to get sorted.
"Not that we will be open much before the end of the year, as there is much to do to design and build it," he adds.
As for what type of restaurant it might be, we only know this "that it will be ‘bespoke’ and not the beginning of a chain. Think Colbert meets Fischer’s but with its own identity."
In a further missive, we now know that the restaurant will be called Soutine. As to its look and feel, Jeremy writes:
"It is very much in the spirit of what I see as a strong artistic heritage in the area – the St John’s Wood Art School (later named the Anglo-French Art Centre), opened by returnees from the Parisian Art Community, being an immensely influential institution and a ‘feeder’ to the Royal Academy."
More about Soutine
Where is it? 60 St Johns Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH
When does it open? Spring 2019
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