Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann is looking to open a London restaurant following the runaway success of his pop up restaurant in Selfridges, BigHospitality can reveal.
Koffmann has appointed upmarket restaurant specialist Restaurant Property to find a site for a fine dining operation in the West End.
Restaurant Property director David Rawlinson said: “The name Pierre Koffman has been synonymous with the finest French food in England for close to 40 years. His triumph at Selfridges is a great foundation on which to build a new restaurant concept on."
Rawlinson said suitable sites were being looked at in areas of Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Chelsea and South Kensington for his new venue.
Koffmann cooked alongside Michel Roux at The Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire, before opening his own restaurant, La Tante Claire in Chelsea, in 1977.
He sold the three star restaurant to Gordon Ramsay in 1998 and moved the operation to The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, but the restaurant shut in 2002.
Now in his 60s, the chef had not cooked professionally for five years until the opening of his pop up restaurant at Selfridges, which he announced he was extending for another two weeks last week.