Drawing its inspiration from “the New York scene” (whatever that means), it’s to be a multi-faceted venture with as much space outdoors as in.
With the success of neighbouring Kenza EC2, it seems that the City – traditionally a daytime-only dining destination – is beginning to develop a true lunch-and-dinner restaurant scene all of its own.
In fact, it’s not too fanciful to see the section of Bishopsgate running from Liverpool Street to Hoxton beginning to emerge as a true dining axis, rather in the same way as the Fulham Road, say, has long been seen: the Prideaux’s Chelsea experience may turn out to be rather more relevant than it initially appears.
But why have they confusingly named the place after a well-known street on the other side of the river? Perhaps – like all good Chelsea folk – they just don’t acknowledge that the other side of the river actually exists?