Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef to open London venture

Patrick Powell, former head chef of celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse, is set to open a new restaurant in Stratford offering modern European cuisine.

Allegra will open on the seventh floor of the new Manhattan Loft Garden development in Stratford next month.

Owned by Harry Handelsman’s Manhattan Loft Corporation, the London-based property development company behind the restored St Pancras Renaissance hotel and Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in London, the Manhattan Loft Garden skyscraper will include residential appartments, a hotel, three sky gardens and two restaurants with a triple-height lobby featuring a nine-metre high fireplace.

The 180-cover restaurant will overlook the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offer guests the opportunity to dine outdoors in the hotel’s sky gardens, which will also be used to grow fresh produce for the restaurant’s kitchen.

The restaurant will feature a Scandinavian-style stone bar and a walk-in wine room, with details of the menu and wine list yet to be unveiled.

Powell’s culinary history includes stints at Wild Honey, Demetre at Tower 42 and most recently as head chef at Nuno Mendes’ Chiltern Firehouse.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Seven drinks-related venues in Time's World’s Greatest Places 2019

From a space-age distillery and a craft beer hotel to a Port and Sherry-themed hostel, we've rounded up the drinks-related venues that made Time's World's Greatest Places 2019.

Neneh Cherry collaborates with Krug

Champagne house Krug has collaborated with Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry for the fourth edition of its ‘Encounters’ concept, which will take place in September.

Unfiltered: Charlie Mellor, The Laughing Heart

Ex-opera singer, sommelier and owner of The Laughing Heart, Charlie Mellor, recounts an out-of-body experience with a Grand Cru Riesling, his heart-warming food and wine pairing and an embarrassing encounter with 25 Riedel glasses.

What to see and taste at the WineGB tasting

Industry body WineGB is to host its annual trade and press tasting next month, featuring eleven producers showcasing wines for the first time and 46 exhibitors in total.

Analysis: UK shoppers trade up to higher priced wine

UK wine consumers are trading up to higher priced wines, exclusive data from Nielsen has shown. db analyses the trend.

Most Recent Stories

Seven drinks-related venues in Time's World’s Greatest Places 2019

From a space-age distillery and a craft beer hotel to a Port and Sherry-themed hostel, we've rounded up the drinks-related venues that made Time's World's Greatest Places 2019.

Neneh Cherry collaborates with Krug

Champagne house Krug has collaborated with Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry for the fourth edition of its ‘Encounters’ concept, which will take place in September.

Unfiltered: Charlie Mellor, The Laughing Heart

Ex-opera singer, sommelier and owner of The Laughing Heart, Charlie Mellor, recounts an out-of-body experience with a Grand Cru Riesling, his heart-warming food and wine pairing and an embarrassing encounter with 25 Riedel glasses.

What to see and taste at the WineGB tasting

Industry body WineGB is to host its annual trade and press tasting next month, featuring eleven producers showcasing wines for the first time and 46 exhibitors in total.

Analysis: UK shoppers trade up to higher priced wine

UK wine consumers are trading up to higher priced wines, exclusive data from Nielsen has shown. db analyses the trend.