Originally planned to launch before summer, the fine dining restaurant's launch has been delayed by over running building work.
Drake held a Michelin star for 14 years at Drake's and is hoping that Sorrel will become one of the UK's best restaurants.
The 40-cover restaurant will use seasonal British produce, with a variety of menus including a three-course lunch menu and a nine-course ‘Discovery’ menu.
Drake says that dishes will be refined and simple, with the launch menu including 21-day aged raw venison with bitter orange, smoked egg yolk, anchovy and watercress.
Designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the restaurant will combine the 300-year old building’s original features with a modern, open kitchen housed in a glass cube to allow guests to watch the chefs at work and inspire creativity.
Sorrel will open four days a week – Wednesday to Saturday – to allow the team to work on new flavours and techniques.
Drake told BigHospitality that the restaurant, which is named after the chef's favourite herb, will not be a replication of Drakes, although there will be similarities.
“Sorrel will be a continuation of the food I cooked at Drake’s, but I think I can make it better and more precise” he says. “Obviously there will be a few similarities, but I want to move it on”.
Drake also operates a pub across the road from The Clock Tower Restaurant called The Anchor, which opened in 2014.