The oldest surviving warehouses built by the East India Company, are to be re-launched by restaurant group D&D London to create a modern British grill restaurant, cocktail bar, fish restaurant and specialist wine shop. Constructed between 1768 and 1771 by the East India Company, the warehouse once stored spices, tea, cigars and port. The redevelopment of the East India Company warehouse into a modern dining destination sees the City of London and nearby area continue to extend its relatively new found reputation as a foodie friendly part of town.
The new food and drink establishments will be designed by Conran & Partners and will occupy the ground and basement floors of the Grade II listed Georgian brick warehouse which covers more than 10,000 square feet at New Street near Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street Station. Here’s a bit about each of the upcoming venues:
New Street Grill
… a modern take on the British Grill restaurant … Dishes will include Native Lobster cocktail and main courses will feature Double rib eye on the bone, cooked on the Josper grill …
… a relaxed venue for customers to enjoy a taste of the best of the British seaside … the menu will feature classic English dishes such as cockles and whelks with a daily changing ‘fish of the day’ … Both Fish Market and New Street Grill will have outdoor seating within the building’s walled courtyard.
Old Bengal Bar
… a chic and atmospheric space dominated by exposed brick work and mirrored walls where guests will be able to sample an extensive choice of cocktails …
New Street Wine Shop
… will specialise in wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy and the space will be available for wine tastings and dinners. A unique colour spectrum system will ease customers through the process of identifying different styles of wine whilst expert sommeliers, led by the award-winning Nicolas Clerc, will be on hand to give additional information and advice. Guests will be able to sample wines before purchasing using the enomatic wine dispenser.
Find out more at the D&D London website:
CGI image of Fish Market courtesy of D&D London