Launched by John Nugent, Green & Fortune encompasses its eponymous Kings Cross café as well as Rotunda restaurant and Kings Place Events.
It will close its ‘gate-to-plate’ beef and lamb restaurant Rotunda on 27 July, and expects to reopen it in mid-September. It will continue to hang, age and butcher its meat in-house, and the revamped restaurant will see the addition of a new meat ageing cabinet to the site.
The project will be overseen by Design LSM, and will see several further including an open kitchen; a chef’s counter; a heated terrace; and a new menu.
Green & Fortune will also close its café and events space on 17 August to see Linda Turner of Inature design company refurbish the space, adding a new bar; dance floor; and lighting options.
“So much has changed in King’s Cross in recent years, and I am very proud that we were the early adopters of the area. Ten years into any business is a time for reflection and future planning,” says Nugent.
“We launched against a pretty difficult backdrop back in 2008 - recessionary pressures, a new area yet to emerge from its past and a business proposition not previously considered in King’s Cross. Today we look forward to further growing the business.”
Since its inception in 2008, Green & Fortune has expanded to comprise a team of 190 people with an annual turnover of £12.5 million. October 2018 will mark the tenth birthday of its café and events space.
Besides its Kings Place operation, Green & Fortune also oversees all hospitality and catering at its Sea Containers site on the South Bank, which comprises a second Green & Fortune café; Cucumber Bar & Bistro; and Sunset Bar & Café, none of which are open to the public.