Situated in Marylebone Village, the restaurant will have its own dedicated entrance on Mandeville Place in a bid to capitalise on footfall from neighbourhood residents, shoppers and hotel guests alike. The owners have taken inspiration from classic British gentlemen’s clubs for both the restaurant’s interior design and the food and drink menus.
Reform Social and Grill will be overseen by head chef Jens Folkel, who was previously at Bistro du Vin while Giovanni Piattoli, formerly of Mark Hix’s Albemarle Restaurant, will be restaurant manager. The restaurant will serve breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and afternoon tea as well as dinner.
On the menu
The all-day dining menu will serve classic British fare using ingredients sourced from around the British Isles. Starters will include a Pheasant Scotch Egg, Mrs. Kirkham’s cheese and onion tart or salads such as Salt Baked Beetroot with Easter Egg radish and Golden Cross goat’s cheese.
Main courses will include the ‘Catch of the Day’ such as a day-boat-caught plaice served with Morecambe Bay shrimp and parsley butter and items from the charcoal grill, including a double cut porterhouse with smoked bone marrow for two.
A selection of desserts will include Yorkshire rhubarb fool with ginger and thyme shortbread and Eccles cakes with Lancashire ‘black bomb’. Afternoon tea, another British stalwart, will also be available.
Reform Social and Grill’s 30-seat bar will serve the likes of duck faggots with game chips, crispy lamb bacon with mint jelly, beef burgers made with Welsh wagyu beef and Isle of Wight tomatoes on toast. The cocktail list will include a selection of British classics from both established brands and up-and-coming artisanal small batch producers.
Reform Social and Grill will open on Monday 21 May. For more information on the restaurant, visit www.reformsocialgrill.co.uk.