Andrew and Mary Jane Fishwick, owners of Maida Vale’s incredibly popular gastropub, The Truscott Arms, have extended their entrepreneurial efforts into a brand new venture, The Truscott Cellar, which is scheduled to open in July 2015.
Based in the heart of Belsize Park, the venue will offer a 60 cover contemporary wine bar, complete with delectable recipes from Aidan McGee, previously Head Chef at The Truscott Arms. Having won the prestigious title of Best Roast in Britain for the aforementioned gastropub, McGee is certain to deliver exceptional culinary results at the new location. The menu will include a selection of small British plates and casual sharing dishes, and will offer clientele the same responsible and sustainable sourcing as seen at its sibling pub.
Innovative dishes will include The Truscott Beef Chips, The Pig Board, Mushroom Welsh Rarebit and Roast Root Vegetable with Jersey Royal Fondue. If these don’t take your fancy, the restaurant will also offer an extensive range of the finest British charcuterie, artisan British cheeses and a must-try Billingsgate Fish Board which boasts house potted shrimps, cured eel, whitebait and pepper crackers.
It has been hinted that clients can expect signature dishes in the form of Blackened Lancashire Bacon, Wensleydale and Truffle Oil, Creamed Haddock and Spring Onion, and Wookey Hole Cheddar and Fried Leek. Little sister dishes of The Truscott Arms’ acclaimed menu will include its popular Slow Braised Beef Cheek with Smoked Mash or Pork belly, Spinach & Lentils. Still hungry? The Chocolate Mousse with Regents Park Honeycomb or the Gooseberry Fool with Dried Rosehip Shortbread are sure to satisfy your appetite.
The Truscott Cellar will boast a 300-strong wine list, with 50 choices available by the glass. The expertly curated list will champion small and rare producers alongside successful and renowned brands, ensuring an inclusive and non-discriminative compendium of flavours to suit even the most refined of tastes.
Michel Schranz Design and Architecture have constructed a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere over two storeys, with dark marble and a sustainable British wood theme at the forefront of the aesthetic. The restaurant will exude an almost oriental appeal in its use of dark, sensual colours and urbane lighting.
Open 12am until 11pm seven days a week, The Truscott Cellar is situated no more than a five-minute walk away from Belsize Park tube station. We at Eaux are certain that the venue will become a popular enhancement to the area’s nightlife as its very first wine bar.
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