Artist Residence in Pimlico is gearing up to launch its new restaurant, Cambridge Street Cafe, on August 24.
The 10-bedroom hotel was previously home to the 64 Degrees restaurant, which emulated its sister Brighton eatery, but closed earlier this year.
Now the quirky boutique, founded by creative couple Charlie Newey and Justin Salisbury, will host the new Cafe restaurant, serving wholesome dishes with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.
The building has an extensive history dating back to 1852 and originally an old public house designed by Thomas Cubitt.
Cambridge Street Cafe will aim to become a hub for the local neighbourhood as well as welcoming hotel guests.
The restaurant’s new menu will be designed by head chef Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean Street Townhouse, and will consist of a variety of popular dishes from breakfast through dinner.
The Artist Residence Pimlico is part of a portfolio of three, joining successful properties in Brighton and Cornwall.
Max Curzon-Price from The Cocktail Shack at Artist Residence Brighton has designed a cocktail list for the new restaurant, which includes classics such as Aperol Spritz, Martini and a Kir Royale.
The open kitchen will be the focus of the space, complete with a copper-topped bar and stools. An eclectic collection of artwork from Charlie’s personal library will adorn the walls, while a large-scale pin board made from old bed springs will be decorated with recipes, notes and photography.
Okishima & Simmonds will provide a bespoke floral installation and the florists will also host a vintage flower stall, where guests can purchase their own bouquets.
Charlie Newey said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to Cambridge Street Cafe and start this new chapter in the best way we know how – with good coffee, great wine, and a menu full of wholesome and comforting dishes. The café will be an extension of everything we love, and I hope it will become a local destination’ said co-founder Charlie.