Updated 3/11/2014 with a first look at the finished restaurant.
One of Gordon Ramsay's biggest hits recently has been the very well received Bread Street Kitchen. As a result, it's something he's expanding both overseas - in Hong Kong - and in London.
While the Hong Kong version will retain the Bread Street Kitchen name - the London follow up will be called Heddon Street Kitchen and is based just off Regent Street. And it's going to be big - 8,900 sq ft over two floors - and likely to follow the same template as the St Paul's original. The Head Chef will be Maria Tampakis who comes here via Bread Street Kitchen and before that NYC's Jean-Georges.
Or in their own words it'll be an "all-day dining and bar concept appealing to workers, tourists, shoppers and locals and ideal for breakfast meetings, family friendly lunches or group dinners". We like the sound of the wine-tasting counter where they'll be serving a wide range of wines by the glass and holding tastings and food pairings. There's also going to be an ice-cream bar, serving boozy ice-cream cocktails and old school favourites as well as a raw bar, pizza oven and private room.
There'll also be a bar and lounge area for after-work cocktails or pre-dinner drinks as well as an outdoor terrace
Heddon Street Kitchen will open 8 November 2014 at 3 - 9 Heddon Street London W1B 4BE.