When Bloomberg first announced its all-star line-up of restaurants opening this autumn at the publishing giant’s new European HQ, rumours swirled that Andrew Wong and Pierre Koffmann were also in talks to take space at the City’s forthcoming Bloomberg Arcade. Now it has been confirmed that Andrew Wong (of Pimlico’s A Wong) will indeed be joining the likes of Koya, Brigadiers (from the Sethi’s JKS Restaurant group), Bleecker Burger, Homeslice, Vinoteca and Caravan.
Wong received a (belated, in our humble opinion) Michelin star for his stellar cuisine at A Wong this year. Our reporters say, and we agree, that the chef’s new-school Chinese provides some of “the most exhilarating food in London”.
His new Bloomberg Arcade venture is as yet unnamed, but will take a 3,330 square foot site on street level within the development and will offer a premium casual, all-day dining menu based on Wong’s creative interpretation of classic Chinese dishes. He said: “I’ve been considering the idea of somewhere we would be able to open all day for a while. When the opportunity for the Bloomberg Arcade came along, we knew it would be perfect.”
This will be his first restaurant since launching A.Wong in 2012 and will open in partnership with White Rabbit Fund (a hospitality development platform providing capital and advisory services founded by Chris Miller, former Commercial Director of Soho House Group. The fund has backed the likes of Kricket and Island Poké.). The site is scheduled to open in Spring 2018 – watch this space for more details.