New restaurant champions locally sourced food and drink

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Cousins Mark Kimber and Harry Smith will open their first restaurant, Plot, in Tooting’s Broadway Market this month.

The pair brought in Giles Elstob, a dedicated chef with a lifelong passion for food and experience in Michelin starred kitchens in the UK and Spain. Giles has designed a concise menu that will change according to the British seasons, with many of their suppliers located just around the corner.

Bar snacks will include Stone-in-Oxney olives from Kent and cured meats and pickled beets from West Dorset. Classic British staples will be given a twist in the form of Chicken and smoked ham hock terrine with cider and honey mustard, Roast cod with curried tartare sauce and scraps, Braised beef cheek with pickled red cabbage and crispy onion and Charred hispi cabbage with brown butter and hazelnuts. As well as evening meals, Plot will open for breakfast and lunch serving coffee and pastries and quick bites.

Plot will stock a host of British craft beers as well as classic cocktails. The wine list will feature wines from far and wide, while also championing homegrown vineyards with bottles from the Chapel Down Estate in Kent and Nyetimber in West Sussex.

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. The cousins have spent their careers working in the food industry. Mark co-founded the restaurant-centric publication Food Edited and Harry is a keen cook.

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