Redman’s popular Dalston yakitori restaurant, Jidori, will become a two site brand with a Covent Garden site launching in February.
Located on Catherine Street, the 50-cover restaurant will span two floors, with a lower-ground 12-cover karaoke room available to hire for private parties.
Head chef Shunta Matsubara is moving from the Dalston restaurant to head up the kitchen.
Alongside the restaurant’s signature yakitori, Matsubara, Redman and co-owner Natalie Lee-Jo have extended the menu to include a selection of small plates like the ‘tsukune’ (minced chicken with egg yolk); katsu curry scotch egg; okra nomiyaki; and ginger ice cream with miso caramel and sweet potato crisps.
Artisan sake will be available, as will cocktails such as frozen yuzu margaritas with togarashi salt, a favourite from the Dalston site.
Clean, wooden interiors will be similar to those at the Dalston site, given that the group has chosen to use architect Giles Reid, designer of the flagship restaurant.
“It’s amazing to think what our little restaurant in Dalston has achieved in the last two years,” says Redman
“I feel we’re really doing great things there and we’re all looking forward to the move to Covent Garden in 2018 and sharing our food with an even greater number of people!”
Last month, Redman announced that he would be closing his popular Dalston pub and restaurant The Richmond.
Soon after, he announced a February 2018 opening for a modern neighbourhood restaurant with an Oyster bar called Neptune in Bloomsbury as part of the Principal London hotel.
Redman opened his first restaurant venture, Elliot’s, in Bethnal Green in 2006, followed by The Pavilion in Victoria Park in 2007.
He then launched the second Elliot’s in Borough Market in 2011, for which he received three Michelin Bibs Goumands. Elliot’s Borough Market also featured in the Good Food Guide. The Richmond and Jidori both opened in 2015.