Corbin & King have together revealed their latest restaurant, Manzi’s, will launch at the end of May.
The big and bold seafood restaurant, which will focus on fish and vegetarian food, will be situated on Bateman Passage, which runs between Soho Square and Bateman Street.
“A fish and seafood restaurant, it will also have a good amount of vegetarian options too, no meat on the menu at all – it’s ‘pescatarian’ for want of a better word”, the group told Harden’s.
“Manzi’s will be most similar to Brasserie Zedel in terms of spirit. It’s also similar in terms of size, with 240 covers.
“Spanning two floors, it has windows down both sides and will be flooded with natural light. Reflecting the era of the building, interiors will take inspiration from the 40s whilst also evoking a nautical theme.”
Restaurateur Jeremy King also provided details of two other restaurants in the pipeline.
After Manzi’s will be a new venue in the City’s former House of Fraser store on King William Street. It is estimated to open in early 2021.
“A beautiful, great room but sadly, unlike the Wolseley, all the original internal architectural features have gone – so we are going to effectively reinstate,” said King in a separate announcement.
A third site, in Notting Hill, was also touted last year. It has now be confirmed to be housed in the old RBS building between Pembridge Road and Pembridge Gardens.
King said: “There was a delay on this because, although we have obtained all the necessary planning, there was a chance we could acquire the lease on the site next door, which opened up some interesting solutions, but that fell away.”