Despite talk of doom and gloom for the restaurant biz with chains closing up shop all around the country, there’s been a crazy amount of exciting new openings being announced in the last few weeks. From the glut of imminent arrivals at the new BBC Television Centre to a new Barrafina and El Pastor, there is plenty to look forward to this year. Another big one that’s come out of the blue is a new restaurant called St Leonard’s from Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke, the pair in charge of Brunswick House in Vauxhall.
It’ll be opening in just a few weeks and has taken over the fairly large space that Eyre Brothers occupied for over 15 years. Inside the guys are busy refurbishing, fitting in an open fire for cooking big joints of meat and fish, a main dining room for a about 70 people and a separate bar area with more relaxed menu. There’s not many more details on the food yet but it’ll be inspired by south west France and will feature vegetables grown on Jackson’s family farm.
Even amongst all the noise of the constant churn of London restaurant openings, this promises to be one of the most exciting.
Opening May 2018
70 Leonard St, London EC2A 4QX