Good grief but D&D London are really going for it at the moment! Not only did they launch the gargantuan 400-odd-cover German Gymnasium in King’s Cross last year, and install chef Francesco Mazzei at the newly refurbished Sartoria, but the group has just unveiled photos from its newest venture on the former site of Floridita and Carom in Wardour Street.
The Soho venue was closed by fire in summer 2015 but will be relaunched as 100 Wardour Street next week on 28 January.
At the helm in the kitchen is executive chef Liam Smith-Laing, formerly of La Petite Maison. His Mediterranean-focused menu makes use of the kitchen’s open robata grill and a Josper oven for much of the cooking.
On the breakfast menu: Homemade Quinoa Granola and Gluten Free Pancakes, Yoghurt and Blueberries. For lunch: Flatbreads, sandwiches and pastas. The Lounge menu features: Cauliflower tabbouleh, golden raisins & bee’s pollen; seabass ceviche, pickled cucumber & Granny Smith; and quinoa Salad, dried cranberries & hazelnuts and crispy pork belly, salsa verde & grilled endive.
The downstairs restaurant and bar – which serves food until 2 a.m. – will feature menu items like: Seafood platters and black truffle linguine. Signature dishes include: Whole shoulder of suckling pig with grilled endive & orange; Black Cod ProvenÃ§ale; grilled queen scallops, chorizo breadcrumbs and broccoli & artichoke salad with maple dressing.
Set over two floors, 100 Wardour Street boasts an all-day restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar on the ground floor, and a second restaurant on the lower ground floor, which will also feature live music and DJ sets. Like its stable-mate the German Gymnasium, this huge site has over 400-covers (425 to be exact) and will hold 872 people for events.
Most recently 100 Wardour Street was the home of Latin American club Floridita and Pan-Indian restaurant Carom, but before that it was the Marquee Club – famously the debut venues of bands like the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.