Stoney Street in London’s Borough Market is set to open on Friday 15th November. Stoney Street, will be open from breakfast through to dinner and will focus on simple seasonal dishes with a carefully considered, produce- and provenance-led cooking style.
At the helm of the kitchen will be Head Chef Henrietta Inman, previously of Leyton’s neighbourhood restaurant Yardarm, serving simple breakfast dishes.
Welcoming locals and visitors to the market into the restaurant will be a bakery counter stacked with seasonal tarts and pastries all morning and through a hatch in the window, those on the go will be able to grab their coffee and a freshly baked seasonal tart or a daily-changing savoury or sweet galette.
Lunches will follow a similarly pared-back approach, with a selection of small plates such as warm chicory, pear and raclette salad with British raclette from neighbouring Kappacasein cheesemongers; anchovies arreganate, and for mains, focaccia sandwich with anchovy hazelnut butter, wilted cavolo nero, Yorkshire pecorino, and land cress; and cioppino served with aioli and a hunk of sourdough.
As evening approaches, candles will be lit and the kitchen will dish up simple plates for dinner including pollock with fennel, orange, olives and braised lentils; pappardelle with a sauce of wild mushroom, sorrel, tarragon, and egg yolk following the success of the pasta dishes at 26 Grains in Neal’s Yard; and bavette with Swiss chard, Taleggio and slow roasted shallots. For something sweet there will be a signature chocolate mousse, or meringue with seasonal compote. The wine list at Stoney Street will be short but considered, seeing a small selection of five reds, five whites, one orange and one rose and for those looking for something a little stronger, a selection of classic cocktails. In the evening, bottled wine will be available to take away through the window hatch.
The interiors at Stoney Street by 26 Grains will be simple and stripped-back, featuring the original brushed concrete floors and lime-washed walls, with hand built wooden furniture throughout.
Guests can choose to perch at one of the restaurant’s two counters, looking over the bustling restaurant, or outwards on to passers-by from the window bar.
Shelves above the kitchen counter will be laden with boxes of home baked granola, jars of locally-sourced honey, and loaves of bread stacked high for guests to take home. In the warmer months, the space’s bi-fold wooden doors will be open, exposing the back terrace where guests can dine alfresco late into the evening.
Founder Alex Hely-Hutchinson says of the forthcoming opening: “My team and I have had such an amazing journey since starting 26 Grains five years ago and have learnt so much along the way. Stoney Street will be a big sister to 26 Grains; slightly more refined, a longer menu, a coming of age. I can’t wait to welcome friends, family, and all our new locals to our new place.”