Tom Oldroyd has today confirmed he will open his first solo restaurant OLDROYD on Thursday 9th July.
OLDROYD is a relaxed 40-cover neighbourhood restaurant, located at 344 Upper Street in Islington, just a few minutes’ walk from Angel tube station. Split across two floors, the restaurant offers a café-style vibe downstairs available for walk-ins only, and a bistro-style first floor dining room where bookings will be taken; as well as a small al fresco seating area at the front.
With a focus on using locally sourced and seasonal British produce wherever possible, Tom’s menu at OLROYD reflects his varied 15 years’ experience working in restaurants, as well as his travels through the food markets of Europe and the US.
The food menu is complimented by a carefully chosen wine list and Tom has worked with renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana and his team at the White Lyan bar in Hoxton to create a bespoke collection of cocktails unique to OLDROYD.
Before OLDROYD, Tom was Chef Director at the Polpo restaurant group, where he worked for five years with Russell Norman, creating the menu for the original Polpo in Soho as well as opening a further seven successful restaurants with the group.
“After a long journey and a lot of sleepless nights, I am immensely excited to announce that we are finally ready to open my first restaurant OLDROYD this week,” says Tom. “Islington has always been one of my favourite parts of London and we found the perfect space on Upper Street. The menu at OLDROYD will offer my own take on classic European dishes, made using fresh quality ingredients and served all day.
“The menu will change depending on what’s in season and what produce is around. I really hope that OLDROYD will become an integral part of the Islington dining scene, offering relaxed service and delicious food to locals and visitors alike.”