Cadogan has signed a letting with the Gladwin brothers, to bring a stylish new restaurant to the heart of Chelsea this autumn.
Rabbit is set to open at 172 King’s Road later this month. Brought to London by the talented brothers, Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin (the team behind the acclaimed ‘The Shed’ in Notting Hill), it will be a true celebration of British ‘wild food’ with an emphasis on sustainability and nose-to-tail cooking.
Rabbit takes the place of Choys, which had been in the area since 1952. The Chinese restaurant sadly closed last year after the owner decided to retire. Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive Officer of Cadogan, commented, “We were very sad to see Choys close, but we undertook a rigorous search for a worthy successor and were immensely impressed by the Gladwin brothers proposal.”
The Cadogan Estate has been in the same family ownership for more than 300 years and spans 93 acres of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. At the heart of London’s most fashionable districts to live, work and play the estate includes some of the world’s finest retail and leisure destinations, such as Sloane Street, the King’s Road and Duke of York Square.
The foundations of the Cadogan Estate were established in 1717 when Charles, 2ndBaron Cadogan (1685-1776) married Elizabeth Sloane, daughter of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1712. The family’s stewardship of the Estate continues in the hands of their Chairman, Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of Earl Cadogan.