Gordon Ramsay joins forces with David Beckham for new restaurant

TV chef Gordon Ramsay will be opening a new restaurant near Borough Market in September.

Union Street Cafe will be financially backed by footballer David Beckham and is located on the ground floor of Harling House on the corner of Great Suffolk Street and Union Street. The menu will have a prime focus on seasonal ingredients, Italian artisan styles and the Mediterranean. Dishes will include veal carpaccio with lemon, baked spiny lobster with chilli and marjoram, and torn pasta with artichoke. The site will also feature a downstairs bar that offers cocktails, light snacks, and bites.

The restaurant had originally been announced three years ago when the Group was approved an alcohol licence, and even though it was scheduled to launch in 2011, planning permission was only accepted last year. It is hoped that this new venture will create a host of new hospitality jobs for the capital city and wider area.

Mr Ramsay said: “It's no secret that Borough Market is one of my favourite places in London. It’s an area where people are really passionate about food and we've invested time in finding the right venue. It is an amazing space and we're really excited about opening. There will be a real focus on the most amazing produce, cooked in a simple Mediterranean style in a relaxed setting.”

Ramsay, who has 25 restaurants worldwide, with nine Michelin stars, has not opened a London Restaurant since Bread Street Kitchen in September 2011, whilst it will be the first major business venture for Beckham. This news comes just before another of Ramsay's London sites, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, shuts its doors on June 30th, after 12 years of being open in Mayfair.

Union Street Café is set to open to the public in September.

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