Updated 11/12/17 with first look photos
What: The Blue Posts
In a nutshell: The Palomar pub
Summing it all up: The people behind The Palomar and The Barbary are opening a pub in Chinatown. It'll be a three-floor affair including a basement kitchen counter and a cocktail bar.
Barely settled down from opening Jacob The Angel earlier this year, the team behind The Palomar already have their next spot lined up.
They're taking over Chinatown pub The Blue Posts. A pub has been there for at least 275 years and, given the work at Jacob the Angel, you can bet the team are going to celebrate that history as much as possible. Here's what to expect:
The ground floor will be the main pub. High ceilings, many drinks. And now we know what bar snacks will be on offer (starting on Friday 15 December), including the following:
- Pork crackling
- Fabrique bread and Neal's Yard Dairy butter
- Cantabrian anchovy soldiers
- Haddock strips and alioli
- Mallorcan sausage roll
Plus three sandwiches: New England fried fish sandwich- £9.80
Roasted pork belly & apple sauce roll £10
Ogleshield cheese, onion & English mustard toastie - £4.50
The beer cellar is becoming Evelyn's Table, a single kitchen counter. There will just be 11 seats here - and promises to do what the Palomar and Barbary team so best - a damn good counter spot. Expect the kitchen behind the counter with food handed directly to diners. And it's bookable - something of a change for them.
The first floor is The Mulwray, a cocktail lounge. Lots of marble and brass. Oh and it has a lovely snug which would be perfect for taking over for a party.
In charge of the food will be Head Chef Nacho Pinilla. He's Executive Chef of The Barbary and as well as looking after Evelyn's Table, he'll also be creating a bar menu for the other areas.
More about The Blue Posts
Where is it? 28 Rupert St, London W1D 6DJ
When does it open? Open now. The Mulwray will open in early 2018. Opening hours for The Blue Posts will be Monday: 5pm – 11.30pm; Tuesday – Thursday: 12noon – 11.30pm; Friday – Saturday: 12pm – midnight Sunday: Closed. The Mulwray will be open evenings only from 5pm, and closed Sundays. The bar food menu is available from 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm.