World-renowned Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is set to launch Jamaican restaurant, bar and late lounge Tracks & Records in London this month.
Offering “an authentic slice of Jamaica” in the heart of the capital, Tracks & Records will be located a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station on Middlesex Street and will open on 10 October.
It is the UK’s first Tracks & Records restaurant, with three others in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, founded by the Kingston Live Entertainment Group. The brand, which boasts Usain as a partner, plans to open 15 sites over the next five years.
The space features a mix of bold flavours with Usain’s sports memorabilia and a soundtrack of reggae and dub courtesy of live DJ sets from some of the leading names from the UK circuit.
Split across two floors, downstairs comprises a bar, dance floor and club alongside a Jamaican-inspired chill out area to immerse guests in the island’s vibes.
Diners can enjoy Usain’s favourite dishes such as jerk chicken and pork and fried fish and bammy – all packed full of authentic Jamaican seasoning and spices.
The rum bar features an extensive collection of over 150 global rums, of which 100 are Jamaican. The menu also offers a range of signature cocktails including traditional favourites and a new range all exclusively created for London.
Usain said: “London is my second home and a place very close to my heart – so it’s brilliant to be sharing a taste of Jamaica in the capital.”
Gary Matalon of KLE Group added: “After much success with our Track & Records restaurants, we’re delighted to be opening in the UK.
“Our new location, in the heart of the capital, is the perfect spot for friends to get together and embrace Jamaican culture by enjoying traditional flavours, while dancing the night away.”