Honestly, if you’d told us that a pop up BBQ shack in London Fields called ‘Burnt Endz’ would eventually end up with a Michelin Star, a spot on the World’s 50 Best List, and a shiny new upcoming outpost in Harrods, we would’ve asked if you’d been smoking something other than brisket.
But, well, that’s exactly what’s happened. Australian chef Dave Pynt opened the pop up at the Climpson’s Arch back in 2012, somehow managed to segue that into a restaurant in Singapore, dropped the ‘z’, gained a Michelin Star, landed at No.65 on the World’s 50 Best List, and found a message from Harrods waiting in the ol’ inbox.
Hence now the whole operation is triumphantly returning to the city that birthed it with plans to cut the ribbon on the new flagship sometime in 2025. Burnt Ends will get its fresh start in Harrods, where it’ll be in good company, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Studio Frantzén, Sushi by Masa, and the Harrods Dining Hall, whose respective chefs all have a dozen Michelin Stars between them. So while he may be an ace, he’s joining a royal flush.
If you never got to try his wonderful food before he skipped town for Singapore, you can expect a daily changing menu of smoky, charred, wood-fired meat & veg with frequent creative twists. In his current kitchen, Pynt cooks in an open kitchen with a custom four-tonne oven, putting out signature dishes like the Sanger burger (which sounds deceptively simple: just pulled pork with, coleslaw, chipotle aioli wedged into a brioche bun), and steak with burnt onion sauce & bone marrow.
And for the burnt end? Chocolate fondant with smoked ice cream.
NOTE: Burnt Ends is set to open in Harrods sometime in 2025. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on their website right here.
Harrods | 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
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