Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann and the Sethi family, which is behind Michelin-starred Indian restaurants Gymkhana and Trishna, plus the Hoppers and BAO concepts, are both in talks to open new ventures in the City of London, MCA understands.
Koffmann, who opened La Tante Claire in Chelsea in 1977, where he became one of Britain’s first three-Michelin-star chefs, is believed to be in talk to open a new restaurant at the Bloomberg Place development on Queen Victoria Street.
The chef, whose protégés include Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, closed his eponymous Knightsbridge dining room at the end of last year and said at the time he was “look for something new”.
At the same time, it is thought that the Sethi family, through its JKS Restaurant vehicle, is also in discussions to open a new concept at the development.
MCA has already revealed that Caravan, Vinoteca and Homeslice are also due to open at the scheme, which is due to open later this year.
Bruce Gillingham Pollard is advising on the F&B mix for the development, which is set to offer six/seven new restaurant and bar units.
Once complete, the new Bloomberg UK headquarters will comprise two buildings connected by glazed bridges across a retail arcade that bisects the site.
It will provide approximately 500,000sq ft of sustainable office space.