It's early news on this one - but we hear that Clerkenwell is getting a promising new restaurant in 2020. It sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar.
The building has already been partly restored to house hospitality group Ennismore who hold the occasional bash there - like this year's YBFs. But this restaurant will take over the space they're not using.
Obviously it's the restaurant aspect that has us most interested - and the involvement of Spiteri promises much. In the kitchen will be chef Alex Vines (40 Maltby Street, Rochelle Canteen and Sardine). He'll be pushing a focus on the connection with their suppliers delivering a seasonal menu that will have "British flavours in the winter, whilst inspiring more Mediterranean influences over the summer months".
We'll have more on the restaurant closer to the opening date.
Photo by Mike Trow
More about Sessions Arts Club
Where is it? 22 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0NA
When does it open? Summer 2020
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @sessionsartsclub.
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