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July 18, 2023: According to Sven-Hanson Britt's Instagram, the restaurant has closed.

The last couple of months for me have been the hardest of my life. I’m grateful for my beautiful children and Kae, but for one of my babies, Oxeye, it’s the end. I’ve tried everything in my power to save the restaurant, to keep fighting, to regain control, to fundraise, to remodel, to regroup, to reimagine, to restructure, but nothing could be done for my first restaurant and my third baby. I poured my whole heart into that space and I’m so, so grateful to all those that came through the doors - both sides of the pass.
I’m absolutely confident, especially in the latter days, that the guests we welcomed received the best hospitality imaginable and undeniably, some of the best food in London, all from a hungry, dynamic and beautiful team. I will forever be grateful for the hard work, the blood, sweat & tears, and the joy that was had in that space. The closure weighs heavy on my shoulders and in my heart. And it will for sometime. If you feel like you’re owed something from Oxeye, then someone should be in contact soon. I’ve been awol for a while coming to terms with everything, but as anyone who’s been through something similar knows, and is similarly inclined, the only way to move forward is to keep ramblin’ on. I always want to do everything with an honest heart, a kind perspective and a vision to change the world. I’m still working on that. This challenge will only make me a better husband, a better dad, a better employer, a better chef and a better hospitalitarian.
I’m not sure what the next step is for me. I would love to carry on the Oxeye journey but perhaps now is a time for stability? Anyone that really knows me will know that it’s the risks, the relentless push, the new project, the glint in my eye when someone has a new “idea” that really gets me going. There will be something new coming, hopefully soon, for now I just need to say goodbye to Oxeye 1.0. Soon I will be ready to add something a bit more interesting to the staid & vapid restaurant scene that London is currently plagued with.
I’m sorry to all those I’ve let down. I’m so so grateful to all those I’ve met along the way ???? thank you for your continued support.

Harden's says

After six years of planning, chef Sven-Hanson Britt has opened his debut restaurant in Embassy Gardens in October 2021; the Masterchef: The Professionals winner's place is a fine-dining restaurant based on tasting menus, with a bar and British wine shop too.

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Very Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Sven-Hanson Britt has created something “super special” at this late 2021 newcomer, near the new American embassy in Nine Elms. “A Tardis-like journey takes you into such an intimate dining space” decked out with “dark industry-chic” décor. “Staff do a fantastic job of creating a welcoming atmosphere in a restaurant with only a few tables” and “having Sven the chef come out to tell you what each course is and the backstory of each dish is just brilliant!” The food is “sensational” too – “cooked with a lightness of touch which enables the flavours of excellent ingredients to sing” (“the only, minor, issue was that I couldn’t eat all the food… just too much of it!”). “Well worth a trip south of the river (only a few minutes on the bus from Vauxhall station)!”


After six years of planning, chef Sven-Hanson Britt opens his debut restaurant in Embassy Gardens in October 2021. The MasterChef: The Professionals winner is planning a fine-dining restaurant based on tasting menus, plus a bar and British wine shop, too. It’s all to be an artisanal bonanza – Sven’s partner Kae is a chocolatier, his uncle a ceramicist and the wool and skins used for the decor will be bespoke from their own farm animals. The bottle shop will feature 300 wines, alongside simple dishes, cheese and chocolate.

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Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £35.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 150.00 Dinner only 13
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00

Restaurant details

24, 40, 30
14 New Union Square, London, SW11 7AX
Opening hours
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm

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