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Stoke House comes to Victoria, a self-service carvery with upmarket twist

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What: Stoke House

In a nutshell: Pick and mix locally-sourced meat and seasonal sides.

Summing it all up: Nova Victoria’s latest announcement is Stoke House, an upmarket carvery where meat is cooked in the wood fire smoker, there’s an in-house salad wall and you pay for your food according to weight.

 

The low-down

It’s all systems go at Nova at the moment, the huge new restaurant and bar complex opposite Victoria tube, and they’ve just named Stoke House as the newest addition to their roster.

It’ll be a self-service carvery-style restaurant, but banish all thoughts of M1-side Harvesters from your thoughts - Stoke House is designed to be a much more sophisticated approach. The endeavour itself is headed up by Will Ricker of Ricker Restaurants - the people who brought you La Bodega Negra and Eight over Eight.

The idea is that you'll select your meat the counter, then pay the bill according to weight, which overall should be reasonably 'pocket-friendly'. The meat will all sourced from UK farmers, and cooked in the wood fire smoker, while options for sides and salads will be seasonal wherever possible and include offerings harvested from the restaurants ‘salad wall’.

Available from the carvery section, there’ll be:

  • Slowly smoked Ruby Red Suffolk beef short rib
  • Slow roasted Welsh lamb belly
  • Middlewhite pork collar brioche with fennel apple slaw and burnt apple sauce
  • Rare Cornish barrel rump

As far as sides are concerned, you can mix and match from dishes like smoked cauliflower cheese, pulled pork beans, roasted balsamic beets with confit red onion and feta, and garlic and thyme-roasted potatoes.

In charge of the kitchen is Pete Denhart, formerly of the Newham Arms in Fitzrovia. Stoke House will be one of 17 new bars and restaurants to open in Nova, all which should be fully open by August 2017.

More about Stoke House

Where is it? Nova, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ

When does it open? 2 May 2017 - 50% off food until 7 May.

How to book: It's a no-reservations restaurant

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @stokehouseuk and on Instagram @stokehouse.

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