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Owner's description

The BYOC (Bring Your Own Cocktail) concept has headhunted one of the most exciting young chefs in London to bring exceptional food to its new bar/restaurant in Soho. James Cochran, formerly of The Ledbury, two Michelin star has joined forces with one of the best ideas in London. As a BYOC customer I pay £25 and bring half a bottle of my favourite spirit for the barmen to mix in front of me (usually about five cocktails for two hours of fun.) I can choose from three floors to match the evening vibe. The ground floor is James Cochran's food while floor one offers space for larger groups to drink their BYOC cocktails and eat platters including scotch eggs, pigs head kromesky and cheese and ale toast. The second and final floor offers a more intimate BYOC ambiance with the similar food and drink but at a slower more private pace. Come and join in the fun seven days of the week.

Restaurant details


The chef

James' mother is from St. Vincent in the Caribbean and his father is from Glasgow so his influences are varied and wide ranging.

14 yrs - Wheelers Oyster Bar

18 yrs - Reads

21 yrs - The Ledbury (two star)

26 yrs - The Harwood Arms (one star)

26 yrs - Camberwell Love pop-up

29 yrs - The Ten Bells

30 yrs - Fix

31 yrs - BYOC ft. James Cochran

As you can see James has spent more times in kitchens than out and the food he delivers never disappoints. Having grown up in Whitstable he is proud to serve Whitstable Rock oysters on the current menu. Growing up by the sea has been a huge influence on his cooking and customers can look forward to treacle cured smoked salmon and raw mackerel on the menu.

21 Great Windmill Street, London, W1F 9UE
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