Cutting-edge designers Buster + Punch are behind the look of the restaurant, Arthur Hooper's, which is getting as many column inches as the food in the run-up to opening. Curiously, the theme is vintage but the look is rather more alternative, featuring interior fittings such as steel cage light fittings and strip neon lights, while the look is largely metallic and monochrome.
It’s not the Victorian Borough we pictured, although ‘decaying wooden’ stools are at least, we suppose, full of history.
Neil’s Yard has been namechecked as a supplier, but there’s no word as of yet about how much of the produce will come from the market, though – in keeping with the feel of the area – the service style will suit casual diners rather than formal dinners.
Sharing is encouraged, and pan-European dishes range from familiar cheese and charcuterie boards to unusual platters of crispy artichokes with garlic herb crème fraîche, harissa beans, salted ricotta, and pork and fennel fettuccine with salmoriglio breadcrumbs.
Opening date: April 26th
Price: £15-25 average spend per head
Opening times: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm
Reservations: Reservations will be taken online from April 26th, otherwise Borough Plates accepts walk-ins on the day
|What||Arthur Hooper's, Borough Market|
|Where||8 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
On 26 Apr 17, Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm
|Website||Visit Arthur Hooper's website for more information|