Angela Hartnett to open St James’s Street restaurant in October

By Luke Nicholls

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Angela Hartnett will be opening two restaurants this autumn, with Merchant's Tavern opening a month before the as-yet-unnamed restaurant in St James's Street
Angela Hartnett will be opening two restaurants this autumn, with Merchant's Tavern opening a month before the as-yet-unnamed restaurant in St James's Street
Hot on the heels of opening Merchant’s Tavern in Shoreditch this September, Angela Hartnett has announced she will be opening another venue a month later – this time an informal Italian restaurant and standalone bar on the old site of Pétrus in central London.

Opening at 33 St James’s Street -where Hartnett climbed the ranks from sous-chef to head chef at Pétrus - the as-yet-unnamed 80-cover restaurant will serve regionally focused dishes at a widely accessible price point, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Head chef Sam Williams, who has worked alongside Hartnett at Murano for the past two years, is helping to develop the menu, while current Murano head chef Diego Cardoso will also be on board to oversee the restaurant’s launch.

Interiors will be designed by Russell Sage, with the standalone bar serving traditional aperitivi and antipasti.

The venue’s launch comes after The Crown Estate announced details of a £500m investment programme for the St James’s area; to redefine its reputation as a destination for shopping, culture and dining.

Merchant’s Tavern

Gordon Ramsay protégée Hartnett will have her hands full for the next couple of months, having recently partnered with British restaurant chain Canteen for the upcoming opening of Merchant’s Tavern restaurant and bar in Shoreditch.

That 130-cover venue, situated on the former Cantaloupe site on Charlotte Road, will offer a modern European menu, devised by Harnett and her partner Neil Borthwick, who previously worked as a sous chef at Canteen.

Hartnett remains chef-patron at Murano in Mayfair, which is within walking distance of this new venture. She also consults at the Whitechapel Gallery and Dining Room in Tower Hamlets.

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