What: Taka, Marylebone
In a nutshell: Taka takes over Providores.
Summing it all up: A replacement has been announced for chef Peter Gordon’s popular Marylebone restaurant The Providores, following its closure after 18 years. Japanese restaurant Taka will open its second site there.
When acclaimed New Zealand chef Peter Gordon closed his restaurant The Providores in July, there was much angst among diners. The Marylebone restaurant, which Gordon opened with general manager Michael McGrath, had been a popular spot for 18 years and considered the home to London’s first brunch menus, along with much more besides.
Unfortunately, we’re not bringing news of a change of heart (the pair are still keen to pursue travel and other projects), but the space will no longer be empty.
“Closing The Providores was an incredibly tough decision, but the right one for us personally.” say Gordon and McGrath. “We’ve absolutely loved the last 18 years here; we were received so warmly by local diners and visitors alike, and were keen that whoever replaced us would suit the Marylebone clientele.”
Their replacement will be high-end Japanese restaurant Taka, which opened its first site in Mayfair in 2017. This will be Taka’s second restaurant in London, who worked with agency Shelley Sandzer on the site.
“Taka have the ideal offer for the area, and we thank Shelley Sandzer for helping us find the right brand to take over this special site.” said Gordon and McGrath
No word as yet on the Taka Marylebone opening date, but if its Mayfair offerings are any indicator, you can expect a broad menu of Japanese signature dishes, including sushi and sashimi, along with a range of sake, whisky and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
More about Taka
Where is it? 109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX
When does it open? May/June 2020
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