Opening in early Spring 2024, July will be a new Alsatian-inspired restaurant and wine bar bringing nourishing, comfort-style food and low-intervention wines to Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street.
Open all day, the space will serve breakfast pastries and coffee in the morning, a concise lunchtime offering, and an evening menu featuring bar snacks, small plates, charcuterie and cheese. Built around the joy of bringing friends together, the kitchen will be headed up by Holly Hayes, former Sous Chef of 40 Maltby Street.
Featuring a regularly changing menu full of comfortingly delicious dishes, guests can expect generous, well-crafted sandwiches and homemade stews at lunchtime, and at dinner, an array of smaller and larger plates, reflecting the best produce of the season.
On Saturday lunches, July will offer a signature dish of Whole Roast Fosse Meadows Chicken & Homemade Mayonnaise, designed to be shared family-style, as a nod to traditional French weekend lunches. On the wine front, the list has been created in partnership with sommelier Honey Spencer and will feature a variety of low-intervention wines from small producers in Europe.
July is the brainchild of food writer Solynka Dumas and co-founder Julian Oschmann who met during lockdown when they were both living in the same apartment block in Berlin. After meeting one morning, the pair immediately bonded over their shared love for entertaining and the current lack of it, so began hosting clandestine dinners for friends.
As the venture evolved, the pair sought to bring their shared passion to life with July, a neighbourhood restaurant which will work with small growers and producers, offering seasonal, ingredient-led dining, in the heart of Fitzrovia.