Beagle Restaurant to launch in Shoreditch
- Category: Venues & Events
- Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 14:45
Three railway arches to house a unique restaurant, bar and coffee shopLaunching in March 2013; Beagle will be set within three beautifully renovated railway arches on Geffrye Street, Shoreditch - next to Hoxton Station. Taking its name from one of the locomotives that used to operate on the old North London line overhead, Beagle will house a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. The venue will also boast a large south facing outdoor seating area for up to 60 covers. Brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy are behind the project; Danny is also a founder and director of the recently opened Bonnie Gull in Fitzrovia.
‘We chanced upon these three beautiful railway arches next to Hoxton Station and were blown away by the site. The arches are in immaculate condition and have some beautiful features – perfect for a restaurant and bar. We’re thrilled to have James Ferguson heading the kitchen and considering both site and location we aim to become both a dining destination as well as a neighbourhood favourite.’ – Danny and Kieran Clancy.
One of London's most exciting young chefs, James Ferguson (former Head Chef at Rochelle Canteen), will deliver seasonal, produce led British cooking, with menus changing on a daily basis. Using a traditional wood grill for much of his cooking; sample dishes include pig’s head croquette with gribiche, whole wild sea bass with samphire and cucumber and custard tart with poached rhubarb.
‘The daily changing menus at Beagle will offer good, honest, homely cooking with the best of British ingredients. Some dishes will have a touch of the Mediterranean; a region which gives me great inspiration.’ – James Ferguson.
Following the direction and approach of Chef James Ferguson; the adjoining bar will reflect the best of British and deliver seasonal cocktails alongside aperitifs, restorative blends and a British led spirits selection. Adam Freeth and the team at Shaker Consultancy have been drafted in to oversee the development of the colonial inspired cocktail menu; with recipes including nettle and ginger house made cordials, rhubarb infusions and seasonal foraged ingredients. Beagle’s reasonably priced wine list will feature both old and new world wine and be served by the carafe or bottle.
London-based designers Fabled Studios are over-seeing the interiors. Brushed blackened steel will contrast against the clean brickwork whilst the wooden floor is made exclusively from reclaimed railway sleepers. The arches themselves will be fitted with louvered slats to admit light and air when needed, whilst the exterior seating areas will feature furniture and planters made from reclaimed railway sleepers; making Beagle the perfect location come rain or shine.
‘We were inspired by the Victorian railway carriages from the old North London Railway line that used to run overhead, mixing this with industrial fittings and finishes to complement the industrial vernacular and history of the arches.’ – Tom Strother (Fabled Studios)
With a young team, great location and unique offering, Beagle is set to become a local hub for creatives and foodies alike.