James Walters, founder of Borough Market favourite, Arabica, will open a new site in King’s Cross this September.
The new site will offer an almost entirely new menu, complemented by a handful of the best loved, original dishes from Borough. Quality of produce and Levantine influence will remain at the forefront of both restaurants.
Housed in a ground floor corner of the recently opened Aga Khan Centre building, designed by world renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the new restaurant designed by Gundry & Ducker will have a capacity of just over 100 covers.
The 66-cover interior will feature an open plan kitchen and bar with counter dining seats, a large communal table for up to 20 guests, in addition to cosy leather banquettes.
A further 40 covers on the exterior terrace face onto the grassy meadow of Lewis Cubitt Walk and the hotly anticipated Persian-inspired Jellicoe Gardens by multi award-winning landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.
“We’ve been searching for the right neighbourhood to open in for a while and King’s Cross offers a curious mix of shiny new buildings and repurposed industrial heritage which excites us,” comments
Arabica founder, James Walters.
“The place feels youthful and focussed on tomorrow – almost akin to a university campus. We hope the restaurant will be a common room of sorts for this diverse community, where locals, students and visitors alike can drop by for a morning coffee or an evening bite.
“We’ve always been intentional about being part of a community, from our roots in Borough market, so we’re glad we took the time and found a place that we feel connected to and energised about being part of.”