King's Cross continues to reinvent itself as a place you'd actually travel to for good food and now there's a new restaurant on the way with a specific focus on sustainability, T.E.D.
5 things you should know about T.E.D
1. Who's behind T.E.D? It's coming from Jamie Grainger-Smith who launched T.E.D consultancy in 2005, which offers sustainable guidance, advice and support to the food and drink industry. He's helped Jamie Oliver set up Fifteen and he also co-founded the much-missed Acorn House which was also in Kings Cross (and also heavily focused around sustainability).
2. What food and drink will they be serving? It's an all-day restaurant, so things kick off at breakfast with premium coffees, fruit and vegetable juices, power smoothies, fresh pastries and more. Lunch will focus around seasonal vegetables, homemade salads, cured meats and ﬁsh. The dinner menu will add dishes like:
- Pan fried fillet of sea bream with soft fennel and fresh herb dressing, cucumber and sesame
- Herb marinated Scottish beef fillet with roasted red pepper, salsa verde, broccoli
- Pearl barley risotto with porcini and truffled herb mascarpone.
For drinks, there'll be a strong focus on biodynamic, carbon-neutral and traditional wines, organic spirits and mixers and plenty of cocktails.
3. What will it look like? The emphasis on sustainability continues into the two-floored restaurant with sustainably sourced fixtures and fittings and salvaged furniture being used alongside reclaimed tiles, up-cycled tables and chairs and re-used stained glass windows.
4. Where is it? 47-51 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9BU
5. And when does it open? 4 July 2014
For more information, follow them on Twitter @TEDrestaurant.