Published 6 May 2021
by Harriet Prior
With restaurants soon to reopen outdoors and plenty of openings on the horizon, it looks set to be an exciting summer ahead for hospitality. In more good news, today it has been announced that King’s Road institution the Cadogan Arms will relaunch this July. The popular Chelsea pub is being restored and undergoing an extensive renovation that, its new MD says, pays homage to two centuries spent serving the local community – and with two acclaimed chefs involved, it will be a very in-demand launch.
Dominic Jacobs of The Running Horse Mayfair is leading the project as managing director, and a number of private investors have also backed the project, including founders of JKS Restaurants Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi. “Dating back to the 1700s, The Cadogan Arms is one of Chelsea’s most enduring public houses,” says Jacobs. “The team are excited to once again be able to open the doors to the local community and deliver a gold standard public house experience that honours the rich history of the venue.”
James Knappett, of two Michelin-star Kitchen Table in Fitzrovia is culinary director, which is a sign of how important the food will be to the Cadogan Arms. Heading the kitchen day-to-day is The Harwood Arms and The Ledbury alumnus Alex Harper, and the pair are aiming to create a food and drink offering which celebrates British produce and the return of community driven, neighbourhood dining.