Brad Carter to make London debut

Brad Carter, the chef behind renowned sites Carters of Moseley and One Star Döner, will open his first restaurant in London this summer.

In partnership with Martin Priestnall, Undercroft will open in the crypt of St George’s Church in Mayfair. 

The project is the brainchild of Priestnall, who brings with him decades of experience from the music industry. St George’s has a rich musical legacy and history.

Open from lunch through to late evening, Undercroft's 107-seater dining room is housed in a vaulted underground space. Diners can expect the likes of wild garlic chicken toast and sea tripe and seaweed soup to start, and mains of Tamworth pork with creamed snails and sorrel, and BBQ aged duck with offal’d oats. Desserts will follow suit with bread pudding with Beauvale and Cotswold sherry or a strawberry and woodruff layer cake.

"Holly and I have loved every moment of establishing Carter’s in Birmingham," says Carter (pictured). "It has been so rewarding to watch the restaurant and team go from strength to strength over the years. We’ve always been keen to make the move to London and spent years searching for the right place to open and the undercroft at St George’s Church couldn’t be more perfect. I can’t wait to get stuck in and create a menu that reflects the history, character and magic of this incredible building."

The art of cooking

Art will play a major part at Undercroft, with Priestnall inviting a mix of both established and up and coming artists to take over the space, with a changing series through the seasons.

Towards the back of the room will be the restaurant’s wine room, where guests can gather pre or post dinner to sample pours from Undercroft’s collection, and the 20 cover private ‘Green Room’, a space for celebrations, meetings and creative sessions. 

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