london: the shed restaurant opening

© the shed - a quirky-chic diner with great cuisine

as the name already implies, the shed is an unpretentious but superfunky new diner that has got london's gourmet community raving. the collaborative effort of three brothers, the restaurant serves seasonal british small plates, using fresh farm produce. with a string of acclaimed establishments in both new york and london under his belt, restaurateur richard gladwin has well earned his spurs in hospitality. his brother gregory manages the family farm in nutbourne in rural west sussex, supplying hand-reared livestock from his premises, while also sourcing premium produce from other local suppliers. the shed's kitchen is the domain of oliver gladwin, an experienced chef who previously indulged refined palates at a string of culinary havens across town. the interior of the shed reflects its contemporary concept, featuring a mix of well-balanced blend of personally sourced elements. mind you, the restaurant team all put their day jobs on hold to create an ambiance that's chic in a very quirky way. barrels that were once used to transported orange juice from brazil are now living out their second life as tables.

the restaurant is further furnished with reclaimed furniture pieces, off-set by exposed brickwork on one side and wooden paneling and farm equipment adorn the wall opposite. wood, candles, mixed-level seating and an eight foot tractor bonnet hanging from the ceiling complete the shed's innovative aesthetics. so, what's cookin'? chef oliver gladwin's menu is made up of small plates of british fare, changing daily according to availability of produce. his cooking is creative and delicious, and features imaginative and often unusual combinations, including individual 'mouthfuls' of west mersea rock oysters and sharing plates of home-cured nutbourne fennel seed salami, to slow-cooked dishes of rabbit ravioli. at the back of the shed you'll find the butcher’s table, a spot offering a versatile food experience and perfect for a bespoke event of butchery and cooking demonstrations or as a place to host a full dinner party for up to 14 guests. wines are sourced from independent suppliers and the beer served exclusively comes from hepworth & co brewers in sussex. location: 122 palace gardens terrace [notting hill].

© the shed - our new dining fav in london