David Moore takes former Roganic site to trial new concept
David Moore, the man behind Michelin-starred London restaurants L’Autre Pied and Pied à Terre, is to open a pop-up restaurant on the former site of Simon Rogan’s Roganic in Marylebone.
The two-year lease on Simon Rogan’s London pop-up came to an end in June
The 49-year-old restaurateur has signed a one-year lease with the Portman Estate on the restaurant, which he will re-open as ‘Pied Nu’ (meaning ‘barefoot’) in the first week of October.
The new concept will be based around raw food, with an emphasis on the simplicity of ingredients and a limited menu of around eight to 12 dishes.
“The idea behind running this pop-up is to test the waters for a new concept I would like to launch centred on raw food,” said Moore. “The menu won’t exclusively be raw food but there will be an element of this.
“All dishes will be simple, with the idea of there being no more than three ingredients on a plate.”
David Rawlinson, the agency director for Restaurant Property, which brokered the deal for Pied Nu, added: “London’s restaurant scene has never been more exciting – street food and pop-up concepts have injected a real dynamic of creative vitality. David, as usual, is right on-trend with this concept.”
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