Luke Selby X Mortimer House | Guest Residency
Last Updated: 29th August 2019 | Images: Jodi Hinds
They say too many chefs spoil the broth.
They also say that three’s a crowd.
So at first glance, bringing a trio of chefs into the kitchens at Fitzrovia’s Mortimer House might not sound like the best idea.
But the members’ club is clearly in safe hands, because the chefs in this case are the three Selby brothers; Nathaniel, Theo and Luke. The three of them trained together at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (which has retained its two Michelin Stars for 35 years), and Luke was most recently head chef at Hide, where he won the place its first Michelin Star within a year of opening.
So essentially, three very talented chefs are cooking at a very nice space. And Mortimer House certainly is a nice space. for those who don’t know it, it’s a new private members club in Fitzrovia (don’t worry, this residency is open to the public) boasting beautiful Art Deco fittings rounded out by mid-century furnishings.
The residency isn’t in the main restaurant space downstairs, but takes place in the far more intimate Living Room & Den upstairs. There, they’ll be serving up dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Sunday lunches. On the menu you’ll find the likes of roasted veal sweetbread with parmesan gnocchi; smoked haddock chowder with crispy quail egg; roasted native lobster with smoked butter, tempura claw and ponzu; whole stuffed quail with golden turnip; and chocolate and hazelnut dessert – all of which you can wash down with cocktails from the Living Room bar.
You’ll feel right at home.
NOTE: The Selbys’ residency takes place at Mortimer House on Fridays-Sundays from 21st September. You can visit by reservation only – make yours via 020 7139 4499 or by emailing [email protected]
Mortimer House | 37 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3JH
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