Old Bengal Warehouse booking now
“This will be seen as something different for D&D.”Des Gunewardena, chairman and CEO, D&D London
Monday 3 September 2012
D&D London today starts taking bookings for its two new restaurants which open on 17 September at the Old Bengal Warehouse. Fish Market (above) and New Street Grill are among four exciting new venues at the historic old East India Company warehouse in New Street in the City.
“This will be seen as something different for D&D,” says chairman and CEO of D&D Des Gunewardena. “We are known for restaurants in glamorous dining rooms, but the Old Bengal Warehouse is about bringing a wonderful old building to life; preserving its character and putting food and wine firmly centre stage.”
The warehouse was built in 1771 by the East India Company to store spices, tea and other exotic items transported around the globe. Having become redundant following the container shipping revolution of the 70s, the building now has a new lease of life.
A modern British meat house and grill restaurant, the New Street Grill has a focus on fantastic ingredients, such as Aberdeen Angus beef from Turtons in Devon. Specialities include its sharing steaks (a 750g double rib-eye on the bone). “Master sommelier Nicolas Clerc has also put together a fabulous wine list,” says Des.
The most relaxed of D&D’s new restaurants opening this autumn, Fish Market will feature a crustacea bar and 100% sustainable fish. “We have wished for a number of years to reopen a fish venue in the City,” says Des. “In contrast to our other new fish restaurant Angler, opening at 3 South Place in September, Fish Market will be much less formal, with, I hope, the bustling atmosphere of a simple fish restaurant in an English seaside town.”
The Old Bengal Bar focuses on historic cocktails, vintage rums and cognacs and champagne. Read more about it in this Artful Diner post.
Find out what master sommelier Nicolas Clerc has to say about the New Street Wine Shop, its list of 600 wines (which can be drunk in its bar) and its colour spectrum system for selecting a bottle on The Artful Diner later this week.
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