LINO sees the former head chef of The Dairy take on an all day restaurant and cocktail bar by Smithfield

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What: LINO

In a nutshell: Ex-Dairy head chef opens all day bar and restaurant by St Barts

Summing it all up: With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out.


The low-down

We're always intrigued when a brand-new restaurant is carved out of an old space, and the one at LINO sounds rather lovely. It's all part of the new development Barts Square, between St Paul’s Cathedral and Smithfield Market. Housed in a former linoleum and carpet warehouse - hence the name - it's been turned into a bar and restaurant by Wright & Bell, the team behind Kitty Hawk in Moorgate and Whyte and Brown in Carnaby.

Heading up the kitchen will be Richard Falk, formerly head chef at The Dairy. And he's taking EVERYTHING in house from botanical infusions for cocktails to charcuterie and making their own bread. There'll be a distinct low-waste ethos - so you might find Richard using left-over pastries from the breakfast kiosk for a Croissant ice cream, with brown butter, blood orange and coffee later in the day.

Other dishes on the all day menu include Sauerkraut and Montgomery cheddar croquettes and Belted Galloway wing rib of beef, with oxtail and potato tart, for two to share.

The space itself, on a corner site, will feature a clover-shaped, waxed tulipwood bar and an entrance of 12-foot high doors.


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More about LINO

Where is it? 90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BN

When does it open? 22 November 2018

How to book: Email reservations@linolondon.co.uk

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @linolondon


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