Called Undisclosed, the fine dining restaurant will open on St John’s Street in the space formerly occupied by D’Acqua on 17 May, lockdown restrictions permitting, following a £10,000 refurbishment of the site.
The new venue will take inspiration from the hidden bars Spence visited during his time spent in Australia. Located in the basement of the building, the restaurant will have a speakeasy vibe and will serve a fine dining menu of ambitious dishes as well as molecular cocktails.
“We are grateful to Jimmy and Hannah Shadforth, current owners of D’Acqua, for the opportunity, and wish them the very best in their new adventure, Jacob’s Pantry, an outside catering business and for allowing us to fulfil our vision for Undisclosed and carry on from everything they have achieved over the last 13 years,” says Spence.
“There is no other restaurant in the North-East like Undisclosed, and we are excited to bring this unique experience to Sunderland and welcome old and new clients alike.”
Spence opened Emily’s Table nine months ago as a fine-dining experience for diners to enjoy in their own homes.