Victor Garvey expects to open the 64-cover Barullo on Bevis Marks in the shadow of The Gherkin this Spring.
Translating literally as hubbub or commotion, Barullo is intended to be a lively and colourful space and will trade six days a week from lunch through to late evening (closed Sundays).
As well as lunch and dinner to eat in, Barullo will offer its full menu to takeaway and for delivery and will also be licensed to retail wines and beers.
Example dishes include KFC ‘Kiko Fried Chicken’ (sherry lees-brined chicken dusted in roasted corn nuts, fried with an alegria pepper chutney); paella ‘La Masía’ (saffron Calasparra rice, giant prawns, confit pork belly an tail, fire-roasted piquillo peppers); and toasted coconut ice cream with sour cherry marmalade and pedro ximenez reduction.
“I want a visit to Barullo, however long or short, to feel like taking a trip to Spain; an escape from the daily grind whether that means a leisurely dinner or grabbing some really great lunch to take back to the office,” says Garvey.
Garvey made his name with Encant and Sibarita (both now closed). He currently operates Rambla on Soho’s Dean Street and is planning to open a further Soho restaurant called Bar Jaleo later this year.