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Cellar officially launches with a menu created by award-winning chef Andrew Clarke

Cellar has officially opened its doors to the public, with a menu designed and implemented by acclaimed chef Andrew Clarke. Destined to become one of west London’s hottest new neighbourhood dining and drinking destinations, Cellar is located on the ground floor of Hammersmith’s private members’ club Kindred, which after two years of uncertainty due to the pandemic has reinvented itself with a renewed focus on partnering with passionate, London based small-scale suppliers, amplifying Kindred’s positioning as a cultural and gastronomical club.

Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Cellar is delighted to be partnering with award-winning chef and restaurateur, Andrew Clarke, who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to curate the menu. Andrew’s famed signature style is instantly recognisable in an ingredient led and micro seasonal all day menu, incorporating his trusted  supplier network and paying homage to his extensive world travels by way of simple and  confident flavour profiles.

Renowned for utilising only the finest ingredients, Andrew goes above and beyond to source the highest quality local meat, fish and seasonal vegetables, showcased in the eclectic and varied launch menu which celebrates the arrival of Spring produce. Honouring Andrew’s take on comfort dishes, classics, snacks and light lunches, the menu is designed for sharing and highlights Andrew’s penchant for generous servings. Signature snacks include Fried cod cheeks with harissa mayo and lemon and Ox cheek puffs with prune and tamarind ketchup whilst small plates consist of Home-cured sea trout with radish, kohlrabi and dill and Korean spiced tartare of Dexter beef served with straw chips. Large plates are seen in Mutton merquez flatbread with pink onion, herb labneh and salsa verde and Grilled Tamworth pork chops with sauce charcutière; to sate the sweet-toothed, desserts include Rhubarb compote, caramelised bread and butter pudding and Chilled rice pudding with mango, almond and black sesame. Whilst Andrew has a reputation as an innovative meat and BBQ expert, it is his ability to create unique and refined vegetable dishes, seen in the likes of Celeriac schnitzel with cavolo nero, wild mushrooms and wild garlic butter and Roast squash with peas, mint and seed pistou which will act to elevate Cellar’s individuality in the years to come.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry as both a chef and restaurateur, Andrew brings a wealth of creativity to his latest venture. Whilst his name remains synonymous with his past hospitality ventures, Brunswick House and St Leonards, Andrew also spearheaded his mental health campaign, Pilot Light, which compliments Kindred’s founding ethos of community and togetherness which sits at the private members’ club beating heart.

Perfectly accompanying the food menu are the wine and cocktail lists; Zainab Majerikova from Basket Press Wines has curated a bespoke wine menu which sees a wholly unique focus on Central European wines, shining a spotlight on under-the-radar winemakers from regions such as The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia. The Cellar team will educate diners to the unique flavour profiles of wines such as the Jaroslav Springer Chardonnay from Moravia in the Czech Republic, and the Slovakian Frankovka from Vino Magula.

Meanwhile, for those looking for a pre or post-dinner cocktail, mixologist Julian de Féral’s menu, created specifically for Londoners and inspired by drinks invented in the city, highlights west London producers including Portobello Road Gin. Signature serves include the Kindred Spritz, blending Everleaf Forest aperitif, Bonanto cherry aperitif, peach and jasmine soda and sparkling wine, the West 6 Buttered Up, a blend of Portobello Road Celebrated Butter gin, Bonanto aperitif, passion fruit, fresh pineapple and lime and the Regency Rhubarb Punch which sees Stiggin’s Fancy pineapple rum, Capucana Cachaca, Dark Matter spiced rhubarb liqueur, maraschino, pineapple syrup and lime acid finished with Mao Feng green tea.

Situated within the beautiful Grade II listed Bradmore House and offering 50 covers internally, Cellar’s interiors have been designed in collaboration with the acclaimed design house Run For The Hills, whose past hospitality accolades include working with the likes of Temper, Kricket and Salt Yard Group. An open plan kitchen takes centre stage and diners can witness the chefs create amidst a backdrop inspired by the cosy informality of European cafés and wine bars; a mix of muted greens and natural leathers are blended with Kindred’s signature palette of brass, blackened steel and natural timber finishes. As we head into the Summer months, Cellar’s outdoor terrace, seating up to 60 people, will be one of west London’s most vibrant al fresco hotspots to while away the hours.

Anna Anderson, the founder of Kindred comments: “For me, a city lifestyle appeals most when you find those special, local spots that really seem to get under your skin. Cellar is designed to be just that; a gathering place that restores and delights, and is exactly what you need it to be, whatever time of day or night you find us.”

With Cellar’s positioning in the heart of the cultural hub that is west London and united in the spirit of its neighbourhood’s inclusivity, visitors and locals alike will delight in the new gastronomical outpost; Cellar is a celebration of the spirit of the perfect haven for leisurely breakfasts and long lazy weekend dines, following a stroll along the banks of the Thames or for a post-work pitstop with friends.