Updated 2/1/18 with opening date
In a nutshell: Sky high restaurant in Straford for ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef
Summing it all up: The former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse is moving up in the world, literally. He's opening this seventh floor restaurant with sky garden in the new Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford.
The London Olympics may be a distant memory, but development in the aftermath of the event still continues over at Stratford. The next big opening there will be Manhattan Loft Gardens, a huge new tower that's nearing completion.
The tower is a combination of hotel rooms and apartments, along with three planned sky gardens. And it's here that ex-Chiltern Firehouse Head Chef Patrick Powell is planning to open his new restaurant, Allegra, on the 7th floor of the building.
All we know so far is that Powell will be serving up "modern European cuisine" in the restaurant which will have room for 180 diners. The biggest draw, aside from the views, will be the restaurant's opening onto one of the hotel's sky gardens. It'll also be where they'll grow herbs and vegetables for use in the kitchen.
More about Allegra
Where is it? Olympic Park, 20-22 International Way, London E20 1GQ
When does it open? April 2019
Find out more: Follow Patrick on Instagram @ppowellchef
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