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Exclusive: Richard Caring talks to Restaurant magazine about latest restaurant 34 and Thomas Keller partnership

By Emma Eversham , 06-Dec-2011

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Caprice Holdings chairman Richard Caring has revealed plans to bring Thomas Keller's Bouchon restaurant concept to the UK as well as considerably increase the number of Soho House branches in operation across the world.

Resturant mogul Richard Caring talks exclusively to Restaurant magazine for its December issue. Image courtesy of John Carey.

Resturant mogul Richard Caring talks exclusively to Restaurant magazine for its December issue. Image courtesy of John Carey.

In an exclusive interview with Restaurant magazine for its December issue, the man behind Le Caprice and The Ivy, also talks about his latest steak restaurant 34, which opened last month in Mayfair, London .

On working with Keller, Caring, said they had met when the chef was operating his French Laundry pop-up at Harrods earlier this year and had talked about working together. Caring believes Keller's more accessible bistro concept Bouchon, which has three sites in the US, 'could really work' in London.

The restaurant mogul also talks about his plans for the business as a whole with his ambitions to 'grow and keep acquiring prime sites in central London'.

"We don't see ourselves moving outside London, it's now the capital city of the world and we have a strong position here," he said.

Out tomorrow, Restaurant also features details of the latest openings, including Union Jacks, Granger & Co and Mishkin's; an in-depth look at online discounting schemes and a study of classic flavour pairings.

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