Mark Jarvis – chef-patron of Anglo in Farringdon “light years ahead of some famous names in terms of quality” – has announced plans to launch a new venture in Mayfair. Stem opens in late March 2018 in Princes Street, Mayfair, just off Regent Street, the property is owned by The Crown Estate and is part of a significant regeneration project to increase both restaurant and retail presence in the area.
The menus, created by Jarvis with head chef Sam Ashton-Booth (formerly head chef at Anglo) will offer modern seasonal British dishes. There will be both Ã la carte and short tasting menus – typical dishes will include: Smoked eel, celeriac and white chocolate; Pigeon, coconut, salted peanut; and Pineapple, olive oil, lime and salt. An international wine list of approximately 120 bins will be overseen by the company’s operations manager Jon Cannon.
Stem will have 35-covers and features a verdant living wall. The lower ground level will have a six-seat private chef’s table as well as darker tiling and granite table tops throughout. Stem is the third London venture from Jarvis, who also opened Neo Bistro near Oxford Street last summer.