‘Goodbye Horses’: year’s most baffling restaurant name

Wine bar and restaurant Goodbye Horses is to open in Islington this summer having already lodged its bid for the title of ‘left-field restaurant name and visuals of the year’.

It is part of a threefold business from co-founders Alex Young and George De Vos, alongside pour-over specialist coffee shop Day Trip and gelato bar the Dreamery, which will open in stages from July in the former site of Michael’s Den pub in De Beauvoir, on the Islington-Hackney border,.

The Goodbye Horses kitchen will be run by ex-Papi chef Jack Coggins, serving seasonable and sustainable sharing plates, with organic/biodynamic wines selected by Nathalie Nelles, formerly of Noble Fine Liquor Group (Bright & P Franco).

Originally from Rotterdam, George is a former general manager of Ropewalk in Maltby Street market and Dalston Japanese restaurant Brilliant Corners, while Alex is billed as a “traveller and entrepreneur”.

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