Larry Jayasekara announces his new restaurant The Cocohine

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Former National Chef of the Year Larry Jayasekara and owner of Mayfair's Hamiltons Gallery Tim Jefferies have announced the opening of the Cocochine restaurant in October this year.

The Cocochine in Bruton Place just off London's Berkeley Square, will open in a four-storey former mews house, featuring an à la carte menu inspired by Larry's travels.

The menu will celebrate produce from regenerative mixed farmland in Northamptonshire, with the farm providing fruit, vegetables, seasonal flowers and livestock, including game as well as native and rare-breed pigs.

Commenting on the news, Larry who was previously head chef at Gordon Ramsay's Pétrus in Belgravia and National Chef of the Year 2016, said: "Growing up in a village in Sri Lanka, you understand from an early age how much time and commitment goes into farming great ingredients."

Larry added: "As chefs, we have access to some of the finest produce in the world, and I want to support those systems both here and overseas and celebrate them in every menu."

The Cocochine, named after an affectionate term for Jefferies' daughter, is expected to have a 28-cover dining room on the ground floor with a seven-seat chef counter on the first floor, with the second floor storey available for private hire.

The restaurant will feature bespoke furniture and a specially commissioned mosaic inspired by a former exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery of work by Guido Mocafico, while a revolving series of curated original artwork from Hamiltons Gallery will adorn the walls.

A basement wine cellar will also feature classic wines alongside boutique and small production varietals.

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Editor 6th September 2023

Larry Jayasekara announces his new restaurant The Cocohine