Dandy to reopen in London after £80k crowdfunding campaign

By Sophie Witts contact

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Dandy restaurant London Bermondsey reopening
London restaurant Dandy is set for a comeback in 2019 after raising £80,000 in a crowdfunding campaign.

The well-received restaurant started out as a shipping container pop-up in London Fields in 2015 and moved to its first bricks and mortar site in Newington Green​ in 2017, but this has since closed.

Now co-creator Dan Wilson has teamed up with restaurateur Matt Wells, who co-founded The Dairy and Counter Culture with Robin and Sarah Gill, to reopen Dandy in the former Monmouth Coffee site in Bermondsey next spring.

The team launched a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign​ to support the launch last month and hit their £75,000 target in just ten days.

The funding will allow the restaurant to open a 12 tap bar featuring local London ales and lagers. There are also plans for Dandy to launch an in-house brewery in late 2019, which the team says has scope to develop a B2B wholesale and retail offer.

The relaunched Dandy promises to offer the same casual vibe as at its previous sites, with large communal dining tables and an open kitchen.

Sample dishes include pumpkin tortellini with onion broth and thyme; miso cod with sweet ginger; and pistachio tart with rose and raspberry. A selection of Dandy’s original popular brunch dishes will also be available.

The Seedrs campaign will remain open for a further six weeks, with all investments eligible for SEIS relief.

Dandy was originally created by Wilson and Andy Leitch.

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