Ed and Ollie Templeton to swap Marylebone for Fitzrovia for Carousel ‘2.0’

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Carousel restaurant to relaunch in Fitzrovia

Related tags: Carousel, Ollie Templeton, Ed Templeton, Fine dining, Chefs, Wine

Chef residency restaurant Carousel will close its doors in Marylebone later this year and relaunch as a much larger multifaceted restaurant in Fitzrovia.

On Charlotte Street within three converted Georgian townhouses, Ed and Ollie Templeton's new space will stay true to Carousel’s roots with an ever-changing line-up of guest chefs running the kitchen. 

But the concept will evolve considerably, with the new venue also set to be home to a wine bar that will be open throughout the day; a ten-seater incubator for new concepts and longer-term residencies; and separate spaces dedicated to private dining, workshops and events.

The wine bar will boast floor to ceiling windows that look out onto Charlotte Street and will serve a Mediterranean-inspired menu conceived by Ollie. 

Meanwhile, the chef residency space will feature seating built around a kitchen island, so diners can watch the guest chef in action.

The space will continue to give established and up-and-coming talent from all over the world a platform to showcase their skills to Londoners hungry for unique dining experiences.

An intimate ten-seater offshoot for more casual dining will be located next door. There will be collaborations with international guest chefs and an 'exciting new wave of homegrown concepts' every three to six months.

Upstairs will be dedicated to events and Carousel’s programme of creative, culinary and cultural workshops.

The large, flexible space will accommodate private parties and brand activations for up to 200 guests. There is also a separate private dining room for an additional 24 seated covers.

Carousel's original Blandford Street site opened in 2014​ and will close in November as the new site opens. 

The concept has seen residencies from some of the world's most high profile chefs and has helped launch the career of many up and coming chefs. 

The likes of Niklas Ekstedt (Ekstedt, Stockholm), Angie Mar (The Beatrice Inn, New York), Santiago Lastra (Kol), Ravinder Bhogal (Jikoni) and Jeremy Chan (Ikoyi) have all passed through its doors since opening.

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