Marco Pierre White to launch new London Oyster restaurant

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Editor 20th February 2015
Marco Pierre White is to open a new venue in the City of London, Wheeler’s Rib Room and Oyster Bar will open in Threadneedles Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection of uniquely independent luxury hotels, this March.Marco food The new menu, written entirely by Pierre White and executed by head chef Stephen Smith, is affordable and approachable with an average spend of £25-£30 per person. Traditional classics such as Wheeler’s fish pie will feature, alongside a collection of Marco’s favourite dishes including grilled Dover sole a la Salamander and quails eggs maintenon. The destination bar will feature a dedicated oyster bar where a variety of bivalves will be on offer with the main bar dispensing a wide range of wines, champagnes and cocktails and will open on the 9th March. Marco Pierre White said: “The Wheeler’s brand was originally created in 1856 by Captain Wheeler in Whitstable. It was later brought to London’s Old Compton Street by Bernard Walsh and was regularly visited by, amongst others, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Walt Disney. Marco Pierre White“It has a fascinating history as the oldest fish brand in the world and it’s great to be bringing it back to the City after a 20-year absence. As custodians of the name, the tradition and history will remain at the restaurant’s heart, but we’ve tweaked and evolved the menu to create an offer that is more in tune with what today’s customers want with lots of meat choices - it’s not just for fish lovers. I’m truly delighted Threadneedle Street will be the location for this new venture.” Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar is the third brand in the Black & White Franchising portfolio and CEO Nick Taplin comments: “The importance of Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar to Marco cannot be underestimated. He is passionate about the brand and extremely excited about the launch hence his close involvement. We feel privileged in bringing this new restaurant to the heart of the City.” Wheeler’s Rib Room & Oyster Bar 5 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY www.mpwbank.com

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 20th February 2015

Marco Pierre White to launch new London Oyster restaurant