Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams, the duo behind Peckham restaurant Kudu, are to open two new sites in early 2020.
Launching in January is Smokey Kudu, a cocktail bar under the arches of Queens Road station. In March, restaurant Little Kudu will open, next to the original restaurant.
Little Kudu will be a tapas restaurant and wine bar with South African influences. Similar to Kudu, the 32-cover space will have an open-plan kitchen with marble-topped tables. There will be 10-12 frequently changing tapas dishes on the menu, such as lamb belly with panko crumbs and glazed onions and potato flatbreads with smoked fresh curd or smoked mackerel mousse.
Smokey Kudu will feature a horseshoe bar, seating 37 people. The drinks list will feature 15 cocktails with South African influences, and bar snacks such as biltong. Smokey Kudu will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 15 January.
Mike Shier has now become head chef at Kudu, with Eloise Dawes leading the kitchen at Little Kudu, whilst Patrick Williams will oversee both kitchens as executive chef.
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