Tom Aikens is opening a new 25-cover restaurant in Belgravia this December.
The chef, the youngest Brit to have ever won two Michelin stars, will launch Muse with a menu inspired by the chef’s “fondest food stories and memories”.
Muse will be split over two floors and will sit inside the renovated mews house previously occupied by Pizzeria Pinocchio. It will serve a “stripped-back” tasting menu with dishes focusing on one key ingredient.
“Throughout my life, I have been inspired and influenced by many different people, places, time and travels,” said Aikens.
“From my mother, Tania, who opened my eyes to the infinite pleasures and absolute delights that food can bring – like the very first time I tasted a warm, juicy strawberry or a crisp, sweet pea-pod plucked straight from the ground – to all of those who have guided and supported me throughout my journey, from my initial steps into a kitchen to where I am today.
“I still carry with me an inherent pride of my Norfolk provenance, alongside the many places that were considered a home-from-home in those early years.
“That’s why my new home, Muse, pays homage to all of these and more. To the big and the small things that have had the greatest impact on my life, inside and outside of the kitchen, and that to this day mean the most to me.”