Caravan, the all-day cafe and restaurant concept, has confirmed its next site will open in Fitzrovia, as flagged up by MCA in February 2017.
The new site in the former BBC Radio 1 recording headquarters, will also be home to the brand’s new Caravan-To-Go (CTG) concept.
The basement will house a ‘record room’ for private dining and parties, while upstairs a large bar joins three dining rooms, aimed at all day dining and after work drinks.
Caravan-To-Go will be supplied by the group’s new sourdough bakery and croissanterie, based at its soon-to-open flagship coffee roaster, in a 8.500 sq ft Victorian Warehouse, north of King’s Cross.
For breakfast the CTG menu will include a Rye IPA coffee cream croissant, and breakfast bahn mi, with eggs, smoked bacon, pickles and chilli mayonnaise.
Lunch includes a chicken and rice bowl with sesame, cucumber and chilli oil; and a bowl of chard, spinach and kale congee with pecorino, slow roast tomatoes and dill.
Drinks include a juice dispensing machine with rotating freshly drinks, charcoal lemonade, coffee kombucha and seasonal probiotic sodas.
Rotating filter coffee will be £2, with an emphasis on a faster customer experience, and all transactions to be cashless.
CTG will continue to offer 50p off for guests bringing in their own reusable cups and offer a new selection of affordable reusable cups to purchase at any Caravan location.
The main restaurant will have a new but typically globally inspired Caravan menu, with an emphasis on healthy, plat based and fermented items.
New options include Confit garlic oil infused herb shrub mussels; Breakfast dosa with curried egg masala and fenugreek; and Purple kale, rye berries, lemon, ricotta, pine nuts.
House-made drinks will be related to the new coffee roastery, where a dedicated drink R&D and production space will develop and create ferments, sodas, kombuchas, juices, smoothies and cocktails on tap.