Mark Jarvis – chef-patron of Anglo in Farringdon “light years ahead of some famous names in terms of quality” – today (1 May) launched a new venture in Mayfair. Stem in Princes Street, just off Regent Street, occupies a property owned by The Crown Estate and is part of a significant regeneration project to increase both restaurant and retail presence in the area.
The menus, created by Jarvis with head chef Sam Ashton-Booth (formerly head chef at Anglo) offers modern seasonal British dishes. There’s both à la carte and a short tasting menus. Dishes include:
New season asparagus, tarragon cream and lemon oil
Smoked chicken tortellini, leek hearts cooked in truffle butter
Grilled Large Black pork chop, Romano pepper and Cornish mussels
Roast saddle of lamb, dried courgette and basil
Halibut, confit celery, grapes and fish velouté
Strawberry, tomato and rosemary
Stem has 35-covers and features a verdant living wall. The lower ground level will have a six-seater private chef’s table as well as darker tiling and granite table tops throughout. Stem is the third London venture from Jarvis, who also opened Neo Bistro near Oxford Street last summer.