Cafe Deco | From Ex River Cafe And Rochelle Canteen Chef Anna Tobias
Cafe Deco


Ex-River Cafe And Rochelle Canteen Chef Anna Tobias Is Opening Her Own Place

Cafe Deco | Wine Bar And Restaurant In Bloomsbury

Budding chef Anna Tobias – whose CV includes The Blueprint Café (where she worked under Quo Vadis’ Jeremy Lee); The River Cafe; and Margot Henderson’s Rochelle Canteen – is finally opening her own place.

It’s actually a partnership between herself and the folks behind 40 Maltby Street. Together they’ve taken over what was once a greasy spoon in Bloomsbury, keeping the name, whilst hoping to transform the space into more of a late-night restaurant and wine bar.

We’re yet to hear what it’s going to look like, and the menu too is still to be announced. However, with Tobias helming the kitchen, we can only guess it will be focused around simple, seasonal cooking, perhaps with a touch of nostalgia. Which is a theory also supported by a recent Instagram post (here) which offer celeriac remoulade and bayonne ham as a ‘what to expect’.

The food at 40 Maltby Street is also similar, alongside progressive, forward-facing wines, which we’re imagining will be the focus here too.

More soon.


NOTE: The plan is for Cafe Deco to open just before summer. They have a pretty sparse website here, and an Instagram. Otherwise a trip to 40 Maltby Street for the time being will likely give you a little sense of what to expect. 


43 Store Street, London, WC1E 7DB



If you like the sound of Cafe Deco….you should try out Noble Rot in the meantime. 

Cafe Deco

43 Store Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7DB

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