The Gladwin brothers, the team behind Rabbit, The Shed, and Nutbourne, based in Chelsea, Notting Hill, and Battersea respectively, will open their first restaurant in Soho.
Called Sussex after their family farm and vineyard, the restaurant “will be a celebration of the Sussex countryside captured within an eclectic mix of classic and progressive cooking.”
Ingredients will be sourced directly from the Gladwins’ farm, as well as local suppliers chosen by Richard, Oliver, and Gregory.
Sussex, on Frith Street, will be taking the site formerly occupied by Arbutus, which before that was Bistro Bruno, Bruno Loubet’s first solo venture. They are filling big shoes, as it were.
Oliver, the chef, will be continuing his rustic, playful food at the new site. Recent reviews have been mixed but veer towards positive more often than not. Snacks will include smoked trout cornettos with blood orange pearls and dill powder; beef and horseradish cracking with burnt onion emulsion; and truffled burrata.
Starters will include scallops with blood pudding, artichoke and lemon sour cream, and rabbit loin with carrot terrine; mains include the likes of roast brill with devon crab ravioli, and pork tenderloin with malted pig’s cheek, rainbow chard, and lardo.
The wine list will feature the Gladwin family’s range of Sussex wines from their Nutbourne vineyard in Sussex.