Artists Residence in Pimlico has announced that Cambridge Street Café will replace the hotel’s short-lived London outpost of Brighton’s lauded 64 Degrees. The new venture will open on 24 August, say hotel founders Charlie Newey and Justin Salisbury, adding that the restaurant’s previous incarnation didn’t work out for “various reasons”.
Chef Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean Street Townhouse, will run the kitchen. On the menu: Banana pancakes with crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup; soft shell crab burger with kale, radish and lime mayo; scallops with black pudding and apple sauce; and pan fried sea bass with fregola and coriander.
In May last year we reported that chef Michael Bremner was planning to bring his celebrated Brighton Lanes restaurant and its particular brand of ‘social dining’ to the boutique hotel, which caused great excitement in the foodie blogosphere. However in June 2015 it was revealed that 64 Degrees London had closed after less than a year in business.
Perhaps this small plates, counter dining concept didn’t transfer well to a hotel environment? It certainly seems like the sort of thing London-types would love (just look at the success of The Palomar or Barrafina).
Here at Harden’s we had very little feedback on 64 Degrees London from our reporters – odd considering the buzz around the opening in September last year and the reputation of the seaside original. Bremner was the talk of Brighton foodies ever since his restaurant, where chefs serve food directly to diners, opened in 2013 – even Marina O’Laughlin was wowed on her visit.
The name 64 Degrees derives from the temperature at which they cook their house eggs, sous-vide.
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