Gail's Kitchen, Bloomsbury, London
Gail's Kitchen is a new venture for the founders of the hugely successful Gail's Artisan Bakery: Israeli entrepreneur, Ran Avidan; banker turned baker, Tom Molnar; and marketing director, Emma King. It serves up wholesome food made from fresh, seasonal produce. The menu - conceived by head chef, James Adams - is hearty and ingredient-focused: try the slow-roast pork loin on sourdough trivet with potatoes, carrots and seasonal greens. Designed by Louise Davies of Box 9 Design Ltd, the interiors are an understated mix of warm greys and muted silvers, with reclaimed oak furnishings and pale brown leather details. On the walls are contemporary artworks from the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, which is just down the road. The focal point of the room, however, is the bread oven, which has pride of place in the open kitchen. We recommend the potato and rosemary bread.
11-13 Bayley Street, Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HD; Tel: 020 7323 9694, www.gailskitchen.co.uk
Writer: Romy van den Broeke