River Café chef launches debut solo venture in London

Former River Café chef Theo Hill will open his first solo venture called Gold in London’s Notting Hill this spring, offering a modern European menu with an Italian focus.

Led by Theo Hill, the chef will be joined by Alex Ghalleb and Arez Akgundogdu, formerly of the Soho House group.

The new neighbourhood restaurant and bar will open on the site formerly occupied by the pub Portobello Gold on Portobello Road in west London’s Notting Hill.

The menu promises to feature plates designed to share that “exude colour, taste, and modern freshness, with a focus on produce-led, minimal process cooking,” including a whole sea bream with wild oregano and capers; burrata garnished with charred pears, Parma ham, radicchio, and balsamic vinegar; wood-roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat, cumin, yoghurt, and coriander; and nettle ravioli consisting of sheep’s ricotta and sorrel.

The four-floor space will include a bar, open kitchen and garden room featuring trees and a retractable roof, with further dining areas and a private dining room on the upper floors.

The “Modern bohemian interiors, from local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim, will draw on Portobello’s once-thriving industrial past to create a restaurant and bar that is both informal and open” inspired by the artists, designers and musicians of Notting Hill.

Portuguese artist Vhils has been commissioned to create a series of works, one of which will cover the exterior of the restaurant.

Gold opens in May.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites

In restaurant news this week: late-night venues express anger at their lack of government support, landlord Shaftesbury announces it has only collected 41% of rents in the first half of the year and Adam Handling introduces Chelsea to wagyu and wine Wednesdays. 

Scottish university students told not to go to pubs

University students in Scotland have been told to avoid going to pubs, bars and restaurants this weekend in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

UK coronavirus curfew like 'shooting the wounded' says top chef

New restrictions imposed on the UK hospitality sector in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 have been described by one Michelin-starred chef as tantamount to “shooting the wounded”.

The French Laundry launches lavish US$850 dining experience

Chef Thomas Keller’s three Michelin-starred Napa restaurant The French Laundry has launched a lavish $850 per person private dining experience.

Quarter of hospitality venues believe they could fail in three months

New findings from the British Beer & Pub Association and other hospitality industry bodies show that almost a quarter of their members believe their businesses could fail in the next three months without support.

Most Recent Stories

Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites

In restaurant news this week: late-night venues express anger at their lack of government support, landlord Shaftesbury announces it has only collected 41% of rents in the first half of the year and Adam Handling introduces Chelsea to wagyu and wine Wednesdays. 

Scottish university students told not to go to pubs

University students in Scotland have been told to avoid going to pubs, bars and restaurants this weekend in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

UK coronavirus curfew like 'shooting the wounded' says top chef

New restrictions imposed on the UK hospitality sector in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 have been described by one Michelin-starred chef as tantamount to “shooting the wounded”.

The French Laundry launches lavish US$850 dining experience

Chef Thomas Keller’s three Michelin-starred Napa restaurant The French Laundry has launched a lavish $850 per person private dining experience.

Quarter of hospitality venues believe they could fail in three months

New findings from the British Beer & Pub Association and other hospitality industry bodies show that almost a quarter of their members believe their businesses could fail in the next three months without support.