Negronis on tap as part of new east London restaurant and bar

Brett Redman Margaret Crow Richmond

Negronis will be served on tap alongside a classic cocktail list at a new restaurant and bar due to be launched in February in north-east London.

The Richmond, at the intersection of Dalston, Haggerston and London Fields, is being created by Brett Redman and Margaret Crow (pictured) in the site of Egyptian-themed restaurant LMNT, previously the Richmond Arms.

Brett is an Australian chef and restaurateur whose ventures include three-time Michelin Bib Goumand winner Elliot’s in London’s Borough Market. Margaret is a stylist and fashion consultant.

It is being transformed into a friendly, welcoming neighbourhood spot, designed by interior decorator and antiques dealer Adam Bray to have a warm, elegant and inviting atmosphere. Contemporary features will complement the period details of the original building, with modern uplifting colours, amber lighting and a marble-topped bar.

As well as Negronis on tap and classic cocktails, The Richmond in Queensbridge Road will offer a strong selection of natural, raw wines.

The menu will be built around snacks, comfort food, and raw dishes alongside a raw bar serving different types of oysters and clams, a rotating selection of carpaccios and tartares, and a selection of ethically sourced fish.

Dishes will include scallops ceviched in Sicilian citrus with basil and a Shetland mussel salad with diced razor clams and horseradish. On Sundays, a family-style roast will be served all day until late.

Brett said: “I want to create a restaurant in east London that my friends and people in the local community can call their own – somewhere where the menu is special enough that they’ll want to celebrate there, but with an atmosphere comforting enough to make them feel at home any day of the week too.”

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