A new restaurant, launched in collaboration with a Devonshire farmer, is to launch in a former strip club under London Bridge next week offering ‘gate to plate’ dining.
Restaurateur Tony McKinlay, who also runs Chez Jules and The Selly Sausage in Birmingham, has partnered with farmer Barnaby Butterfield to launch Platform on Tooley Street.
The menu will feature organic produce gleaned entirely from Butterfield’s farm in Devon, where livestock is reared naturally and chosen for their flavour instead of yield.
Platform’s head chef Jake Tutill, formerly of The Gun and The Chophouse in Butlers Wharf, will work with whole carcasses to create the restaurant’s daily-changing British menu featuring a range of different cuts of meat.
Platform’s bar will also serve traditional Devon cider using apples from Butterfield’s farm.
The 40-cover restaurant will be spread across two floors, with a private dining room featuring a reclaimed mirror ball and a view of the kitchen, situated on the upper level.
Platform will open for business on 15 April underneath platform one of London Bridge station.