The small but influential Warren Street restaurant closed earlier this year after 10 years following the landlord’s decision not to renew the lease.
The new iteration of Honey & Co is expected to open this Spring and will be on the former site of Spanish restaurant Cigala, which closed its doors in 2019.
With sister sites Honey & Smoke: Grill House and Honey & Spice: Food Store all within walking distance of one another in Fitzrovia, Honey & Co Bloomsbury sees the chef duo move their original concept to a new neighbourhood.
“We will be stretching our wings and moving more than a street away – very unusual for us! But we’re really excited to join the Bloomsbury community,” says Srulovich.
Honey & Co.’s new location will build on the much-loved dining experience of the original site. Familiar dishes will appear through the seasons including falafel, tahini, slow-cooked lamb, BBQ tahini aubergine and the pair's famous feta and honey cheesecake for dessert.
It won’t be a copy-and-paste job, though with the couple see it as an opportunity to do things "bigger and better".
“We’re bringing everything we can with us: our staff, our famous tiles, our signature dishes; plus everything we’ve learned over the last 10 years," says Packer. "We’re adding more space, wine by Keeling Andrew & Co, the wine company from the guys behind Noble Rot, our new neighbours, better extraction – which our team are very excited about – and we might even put tablecloths on this time.”
“The street feels just right for us. Honestly, being surrounded by all our favourite places to eat and shop is a dream come true. Not great for our bank balance, but good for our souls,” adds Srulovich.