THE SOHO House Group’s Caf? Boheme in Soho is to re-open in early March with Ed Wilson, formerly of Galvin Restaurants, heading up the kitchen.
Chef Director of the Group Henry Harris said he regards the major refurbishment as his first new restaurant opening since his appointment last September.
“Caf? Boheme’s been there for over ten years and it was Nick (Jones’) first really successful restauran," he said.
"It was ripe for a bit of love and a lot of money’s been spent on it – it’s been completely gutted with a new kitchen and the design is fabulous. It’s like a completely new restaurant.”
In order to get inspiration for the food and design, the restaurant team travelled to Paris to look at the city’s cafes and brasseries.
The menu will include lots of typically Parisian dishes including “Coq au Vin made with cockerel not chicken, perfect Omelettes and proper Croque Monsieurs” said Harris.
Wilson had his first London kitchen job with Harris at Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor restaurant. He later worked under Chris Galvin at the Wolseley on Piccadilly and when Galvin opened Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Galvin at Windows he split his time between both restaurants.
Harris said: “He was lined up to do something else with the Galvin’s that didn’t materialise so I asked him to come on board.”
Wilson will be Head Chef for Caf? Boheme and will then also oversee the opening of of Soho B&B on Dean Street in Autumn.