What: Cora Pearl
In a nutshell: Kitty Fisher's team open a second restaurant
Summing it all up: Following on the success of their Shepherd Market restaurant the team behind Kitty Fisher's have announced that their second restaurant will be on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street
Exciting news for fans of Kitty Fisher's - the team behind the Shepherd Market restaurant (Tom Mullion, Tim Steel and Oliver Milburn) have just announced they're going to be opening a second restaurant. Cora Pearl - as Eater revealed - will open in Covent Garden in the spring of 2018 on Henrietta Street. "We knew the building and the area had to be absolutely right for what we do," the team said. "We can’t wait to open the doors and let Cora Pearl work her magic.”
There aren't many details as yet, but we can tell you that it'll have room for 60 diners and will take over the ground and lower ground floors, which used to be a Bella Italia. Definitely an improvement then.
George Barson, who joined Kitty Fisher’s as head chef in January 2017 will lead the kitchen teams at both restaurants, while Tom Fogg, currently restaurant manager at Kitty Fisher’s, will oversee front of house at Cora Pearl.
As for the naming, that follows the same path as Kitty Fishers. Cora Pearl was another well knowncourtesan (aka working girl) - but in Paris rather than London - who numbered many French noblemen among her paramours. Interesting fact - there's even a Cora Pearl suite at The Grosvenor.
Lottie Newman, Senior Surveyor, Davis Coffer Lyons, said in a press release that the decision to open in Covent Garden followed: "a search spanning over two years for the right site that suited their style. Cora Pearl will join our other lettings including Ollie Dabbous’ Henrietta, Frenchie, Balthazar, and The Oystermen on the Covent Garden estate. SushiSamba, Petersham Nurseries restaurants and Red Farm are all also opening soon, so there is lots to look forward to in Covent Garden in 2018.”
More about Cora Pearl
Where is it? 30 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA
When does it open? Spring 2018
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @corapearlcg
Kitty Fisher’s was opened in December 2014 by three friends, Tom Mullion, Tim Steel and Oliver Milburn.