Alex Harper, former Head Chef of The Harwood Arms, will return to the kitchen this May to open Neo Bistro, guided by his former colleague and Chef-Patron of Anglo, Mark Jarvis.

Neo Bistro will draw inspiration from the new style bistros of Paris, where classically trained chefs are moving away from the constraints of fine dining in favour of this more relaxed approach.

Alex’s ever changing menu of simple, modestly priced dishes will be informed by his belief that ‘the best food comes from sourcing the best ingredients and using simple flavours that work well together’.

Overlooked by a large skylight set in the vaulted ceiling, counter style seats on ‘butchers block’ stools will be kept free for walk-in guests at the bar, whilst banquette tables will be available for reservations. Neo Bistro’s bare-brick walls will be punctuated with vintage posters, and as a nod to Anglo, a neon sign will also feature.