Mark Kimber and Harry Smith have opened their first restaurant, Plot, in Tooting’s Broadway Market.
Located a stone’s throw away from cousins Mark and Harry’s family homes, Plot will use suppliers from across the Isles and their local community to create a menu of small plates, showcasing the best of British.
The kitchen will be run by Giles Elstob, a dedicated chef with a lifelong passion for food and experience in Michelin starred kitchens in the UK and Spain.
Having spent the majority of their days immersed in the world of food; Mark co-founding the restaurant-centric publication Food Edited. and Harry spending much of his childhood over the stove on the Isle of Wight, the decision to open a restaurant rooted in provenance and produce was a natural progression for the duo.
Giles has designed a concise menu that will change according to the British seasons, served from an open kitchen.
“The food offering in Tooting has been on the up for a while now, and we’re really excited to be joining that movement, especially as the area holds so many memories for us, growing up just down the road,” says Mark. “Opening in the Market is the perfect fit for us,” adds Harry. “A relaxed, community space to celebrate the best ingredients Britain has to offer. We couldn’t think of a better place for Plot to be starting off.”
In contrast to the bustle of Tooting Broadway Market, Plot will be a relaxed space, with a sleek marble top bar, Circus Pendant Lamps by Corinna Warm, and a traditional British feel.
Extending tables will cater for groups of four or more to dine together. The restaurant will also be used as a platform to host guest supper clubs and residencies throughout the year, in a continuation of Mark and Harry’s desire to bring innovative and fresh ideas to the area.