Alex Potter, Jonny Boud, Stevie Thomas and Fraser Shipsides are officially due to open The Rum Kitchen in Kingly Court, close to Carnaby Street in Soho, on December 4.
They opened their first site nearly a year ago, specialising in Caribbean-inspired food and cocktails, with a Rum Cellar stocking over 100 different rums.
Alex said: “Our love for the Caribbean culture led us to create the concept of The Rum Kitchen, a fun space where locals can dine and experience a rustic and quality-focused Caribbean offering.
“After the success of our first site we felt that the natural progression for the brand would be to open a site in Soho. With its vibrant lifestyle and colourful streets, Soho is the perfect location for our mix of West Indian dining and London nightlife.”
The all-day dining menu will continue to showcase the vibrant flavours of the West Indies, with a modern approach to Caribbean cuisine under new executive chef Jones Quaynor, previously of London bar-restaurants Cottons and Boisdale.
The menu will offer Caribbean classics ranging from saltfish fritters to the traditional curried mutton, as well as new dishes including a swordfish sandwich with a spicy tartare and a crispy pork belly, watermelon and mango salad.
Open daily from 11am, the new Carnaby site will also offer a selection of daily homemade cakes, including slabs of banana and rum loaf.
The Rum Kitchen’s innovative Caribbean-inspired cocktail menu will also be available, including signature serves such as the Rattle Skull Punch – a blend of rum punch with spices and fruits – and the Rumbustion, made with coconut, spices and rum.
The first-floor space, with a contemporary and West Indian-inspired interior created by design collective 44th Hill, will have 60 covers alongside a terrace overlooking Kingly Court.