Milk Beach heads to Soho

By Joe Lutrario contact

- Last updated on GMT

Queen's Road's Milk Beach to launch Soho restaurant

Related tags: Milk Beach, Soho, Coffee, Australia, Elliot Milne

All-day Australian restaurant Milk Beach will bring ‘a little slice of Sydney to Soho’ this summer following the acquisition of the large ground floor site at the recently redeveloped Ilona Rose House.

Accessible via both Greek Street and Manette Street, the Soho Estates-owned unit has high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and a large outdoor courtyard – not features you’d normally associate with a Soho restaurant.

Milk Beach Soho will have the same Australian coastal aesthetic and friendly Aussie service as the Queen’s Park original – with a sunny, relaxed, atmosphere by day, transforming to a fun, lively vibe by night.

However, Milk Beach Soho will feature new dinner and brunch menus, a new line-up of signature cocktails and a expanded wine list focused on independent low-intervention producers.

Milk Beach founder Elliot Milne will also launch a new 'nomadic' coffee roastery this summer, Album Coffee Roasters, which will supply its own specialty coffee to both locations. 

Developed by new Soho head chef Josh Deacon (The Stratford Hotel; Riding House Café, Savoy Grill) and Aussie head of food, Darren Leadbeater (Guillaume at Bennelong Sydney, Aria Sydney, Frenchie, Wild Honey and Brunswick House) Milk Beach Soho’s new menus will draw inspiration from modern Australian cuisine.

Fresh, coastal flavours will be joined by several BBQ-inspired dishes cooked over a large robata grill. Only a couple of favourites from the Queen’s Park menu will feature in Soho, such as Chinese five spice BBQ pork rib dumplings, chilli pho ga consommé; and koji marinated chicken ‘schnitty’, fermented chilli mayonnaise and chicken salt chips.

New dishes will include native oyster, roasted chicken butter; crab ravioli, spiced courgette, fermented chilli oil; grilled prawns, crispy capers, tamari butter; whole deep-fried seabass with nam jim jaew; belted Galloway bone-in ribeye, smoked bone marrow, tare; Milk Beach 'Lamington' with chocolate sorbet, coconut and crumble. 

From 8am to 3pm daily, Milk Beach will offer a relaxed Sydney-inspired brunch and lunch menu elevated from the Queen’s Park offering. Full details will be revealed in due course, but dishes expected to feature on the new brunch menu include the Vietnamese curried crab, folded eggs on a house-made crumpet; the hash brown, crispy chilli kale, streaky bacon, bagna cauda; and the roast chicken gravy bành mì.

“Australian hospitality is about creating a relaxed and fun environment with friendly, down to earth service; that’s what we strive to deliver at Milk Beach and that’s what we want to bring to Soho," Milne. 

"I couldn’t be more excited about the site we’ve found, it’s a stunning, unique space that fits the Milk Beach vibe perfectly with plenty of light and outdoor space. Soho for me is like nowhere else in London, it has so much energy, so much excitement; and yet it also has a strong community. We are looking forward to being a part of that community like we are in Queen’s Park.”

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