Gazette to open third restaurant in Putney

By Emma Eversham

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Gazette's third restaurant will open in Putney in January
Gazette's third restaurant will open in Putney in January
Gazette, the London-based French restaurant company run by Walter Lecocq and Pascal Even, will open its third site in Putney next year. 

Refurbishment work is currently underway at the site on Upper Richmond Road, formerly occupied by Strada, ahead of the restaurant's planned opening on 15 January 2014. 

The new brasserie-style restaurant will open for breakfast from 8am through to 11pm seven days a week with the intention of providing customers with the 'spirit of local French cafés' found in rural Provence. 

It will serve the same menus as those at Gazette's existing sites in Battersea and Balham with sandwiches and salads served alongside steaks and changing plats du jour and will feature a large stone bar counter with charcuterie, Brittany Sea food, cheese, homemade terrines, saucissons and sausages.

It will also feature a Scrabble table, an Aga library with seating for up to 10 people and a private dining area for 25. 

Gentle expansion

Lecocq, who worked with Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay and was general manager at Richard Corrigan's Lindsay House for several years before setting up Gazette with Breton-born chef Even in 2007, said they were continuing the company's 'gentle expansion' with the opening of their third site and hoped it would be as successful as the previous two sites. 

The pair's second restaurant opened in Balham in 2008, moving to a larger premises in the same area three years later. 

"Gazette was originally born in Battersea and soon became the 'assembly point' of all happy riverside residents, its many famous faces, the restaurant and wine pack and the strong French London community," they said. 

"Soon followed another Gazette in Balham which has now established itself as one of the leaders of Balham’s vibrant restaurant scene."  

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