World-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal has raved about Denney as ‘a breath of fresh air’ and the former Sunday Times critic AA Gill referred to him as ‘the kind of chef who only comes along once in a lifetime.’ Denney is clearly on a roll. Downstairs in the Victorian pub expect a rather different approach to experimental cooking showing what can be done with flame, open fire and smoking. A Japanese robata grill will reveal what can be done to fish, meat and vegetables using different charcoals. A Big Green Egg, universally acknowledged as the best ceramic charcoal grill and smoker on the planet, will provide big, bold barbecue flavours.
And, the name is clever too. They’ve rechristened the pub Southam Street, after the historic thoroughfare - immortalised on the front cover of Colin MacInnes’ cult classic Absolute Beginners - that joins Golborne Road where the new venture stands.
Nothing if not ambitious, they are planning Home Noir too, which will have a members’ club, 20 loft apartments, a restaurant and clubhouse. They seem unstoppable.
|What||Southam Street restaurant, Notting Hill|
|Where||36 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Westbourne Park (underground)|
26 Oct 17 – 02 Nov 18, Exact opening date & times still tbc
|Website||Check the team's website for updates|