P Franco and Bright team to open new London restaurant

The team behind London-based wine bar P Franco and restaurant Bright are preparing to open their third venture, proffering Japanese-inspired dishes paired with natural wine.

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Influenced by yakitori, a Japanese type of speared chicken, the menu centres around skewers and broths and features grilled chicken wings, hearts and thighs from Leicestershire based Fosse Meadows with spicy Japanese inspired seasonings.

Located on the former site of Magnus Reid’s Legs on Morning Lane in Hackney, owner Phil Bracey says Peg will be all bar seating with “a focus on keeping prices down, small team, simple food, and a record player”.  The interior’s theme is recycling, with tabletops made from salvaged yogurt pots.

Peg brings P Franco and Bright together on two menu boards, the new grills on one and the familiar small plates of Bright on the other.

Head chef Byron Fini is supported by executive chef William Reid with a focus on carefully selected produce. Ingredients will be sourced from producers including those used by Brat, Koya and The Clove Club such as Flourish Produce, Namayasai Farm and Kernow Sashimi.

P Franco which opened in 2014 and Bright, which opened last year, are famed for their natural wine list.  A self-professed “wine geek”, Bracey’s wine lists have included pét-nats, reds, whites and orange wines such as Claude Cortois’s Racine and Cédric Garreau’s Gar’o’Vin.

Peg’s wine list promises to follow this trend. The restaurant will open on 20 February.

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