In an inventive use of restaurant space, chef Antony Demetre has signed up to run a 12 week popup at the high rise restaurant in Tower 42 in the city in the run up to Jason Atherton opening a permanent space there in the Spring.
The name of the pop up - AD12 atT42 - sounds like a code you'd need to break, but the whole idea does seem like fun. It'll be a markedly less formal place to eat than the previous incumbent which was a Gary Rhodes restaurant. Head Chef Patrick Powell has been for two years with Demetre at Wild Honey (and before that at Knockranny House Hotel in the west of Ireland).
The daily-changing bistro menu will include squid and mackerel 'burger' with Cornish razor clams; crisp pigs head with potato purée and pickled turnip and Partridge with soft organic polenta, pears and mole sauce. Desserts include London honey ice cream with honeycomb; and Classic English custard tart with salted butter, golden sultanas and pine nuts.
There'll also be a working lunch menu with two choices for each course and a tasting menu with a choice of 3, 4 or five courses.
City folk not wishing to get too squiffy before heading back to the desks will like the idea that, as with Demetre's other restaurants, there'll be plenty of good wines here served by the carafe too.
AD12 atT42 will run from 1 October at Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ and be open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday. For more information follow it on Twitter @AD12atT42. To make a reservation email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7877 7703.