Tomos Parry is bringing his new Brat to London in the spring.
And this is relevant to you, because:
1) It’s the name of his debut restaurant; and
2) It’s going to be delicious.
It’s named in honour of the turbot (“the best fish in the world”), which will receive due attention on the menu of simple, open-fire cooked fare. Using techniques he perfected while helming the kitchen at Kitty Fisher’s and travelling through coastal towns of the Basque region, Parry’s going to be cooking using what he describes as a more instinctual and primal style, slinging well-sourced ingredients onto a wood-fired grill.
But, of course, you’ll realise all this when you take your seats in the wood-panelled, original art-deco feature-riddled dining room surrounding the roaring open kitchen. You’ll be able to discern whiffs of slow-grilled red mullet; cedar wood-smoked sea trout with jersey cream and river herbs; offal hotpot with laverbread and potatoes; and even baby peas. Which, to be fair, are an extremely impressive thing to grill.
To wash it all down, you’ll have the pick of a wine list made up in collaboration with the new importing company from the Noble Rot founders, Keeling Andrew & Co.
Just don’t overdo it, or you’ll find yourself Keeling over.
NOTE: Brat is due to open in Spring 2018 – we’ll be back with the full scoop when it does.
Brat | Redchurch Street, E1 6JJ
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