Living up to expectations will be no mean feat. Stevens was previously executive chef at the Gherkin, and has prior to that worked at Maze Grill, Le Jardin des Sens, La Tante Claire and City Rhodes (with Gary Rhodes).
The menu looks to be a creative and fresh take on the classic British repertoire. Starters will include mussels with bread soup and crispy suckling pork belly, and rabbit confit with parsnips, mustard and pistachio. Mains meanwhile include fillet of venison with salsify, celeriac and blackberries, and squab pigeon with parsley risotto. If that doesn’t fill you up, then the desserts are bound to – banoffee parfait and braeburn apple tarte tatin, amongst others, sound like a fitting end to the experience.
The international wine list features 200 bins, starting at £20 a bottle, with a selection of 20 available by the glass. Mondays will be BYO bottles, with no corkage.
Sixtyone will be open for lunch and dinner every day. The ÃƒÂ la carte lunch and dinner menus are priced at £6-11 for starters, £15-25 for mains and £6-7 for desserts.
61 Upper Berkeley Street London W1H 7PP