108 Garage team announce second Notting Hill restaurant

By Sophie Witts contact

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108 Garage team announce second Notting Hill restaurant

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The team behind acclaimed London restaurant 108 Garage are to launch their second Notting Hill site later this year.

Ex-financier Luca Longobardi struck Gumtree gold when Chris Denney answered his advert for a chef, and the duo's debut restaurant received critical acclaim when it opened in January this year.

108 Garage was ranked 33rd​ in the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards top 100 list this year,​ and the team had previously said the site was the first in a series of planned openings.

Now Longobardi and Denney have taken over a three-storey Victorian pub for their next venture Southam Street, opening in September.

The ground floor will focus on grilling and smoking fish, meat and vegetables on a robata grill, while an upstairs Raw Bar will serve a mostly nikkei (Japanese and Peruvian) menu.

There will also be a separate sake room and second floor champagne bar with an option for private membership. 

Southam Street promises to be a showcase for 'emerging chef talent' under the direction of Denney, whose CV includes Hambleton Hall, Viajante and The Square.

The restaurant is the latest high-profile opening announced for the Notting Hill area, with Clare Smyth's debut site, Core, set to open its doors on 1 August.

The 108 Garage team is also planning an ambitious sounding next project Home Noir, a member’s club with 20 loft apartments, a restaurant, clubhouse and roof deck, so watch this space. 

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