Dominic Jacobs of The Running Horse Mayfair is spearheading the project as managing director having raised capital from a number of private investors, including Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi, the founders of JKS Restaurants and backers of Knappett at Kitchen Table.
Formerly of The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms, executive chef Alex Harper has worked with Knappett to produce a menu that draws inspiration from his first-hand experience of growing up in pubs.
Bar snacks such as boneless crispy lamb ribs with anchovy and sorrel yoghurt will be served in the bar area from 12pm until 10pm alongside ‘pub classics’.
In the dining room, the focus will be on simply prepared British produce, with hero dishes including brown crab quiche with horseradish crème, lemon and herb salad; black garlic chicken kiev with shaved fennel salad; and strawberry sherry trifle.
Designed for sharing, Sunday roast options include roast Longhorn sirloin with bone marrow sauce, horseradish crème, beef fat roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings; and Sutton Hoo roast chicken, bread sauce, gravy and beef fat roast potatoes.
The drinks list will feature a large and creative selection of cocktails, 10 beers on tap and a 100-bin main wine list alongside an extensive reserve selection houses of mature and rare fine wines.
Open for lunch, dinner and bar snacks, The Cadogan Arms comprises a ground floor bar, an opulent dining room, and downstairs space ‘The Rose Room’.