Roast is to open a second site in London’s ‘increasingly busy’ Fitzrovia

Roast, the resolutely British (but not always brilliant) restaurant in London’s Borough Market, is to open a second site.

The new spin-off will be called Roast Kitchen, and will open this coming autumn in trendy Fitzrovia.

Roast Kitchen will have a more casual feel than the original, but will stay true to its name, offering roast dinners and sides.

Roast Kitchen will be ‘more casual’

It’s too early to say whether the ‘casual’ stamp will mean a more inexpensive menu. A roast dinner at Roast costs £35; the burger £28! and with the latest survey noting “nothing special except for the hefty price tag”.

Will new chef Paul Shearing, who joins from the Gordon Ramsay Group (a man who knows about giving people a good roasting) raise the bar? His past outpost, Bread Street Kitchen, suggests it could go either way.

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