Phil Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas to launch new restaurant in September

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Chef Phil Howard has announced plans to launch a new restaurant, Elystan Street with Rebecca Mascarenhas, for this September. The site is located in Chelsea, London and was previously Tom Aikens Restaurant.

Commenting on the plans for Elystan Street, Phil said: “I still have unfinished business with food, and am incredibly excited to be returning to the heart of a kitchen.”

The modern British menus will have different lunch and dinner formats, but both will offer, according to Phil, “delicious, clean, ingredient-led dishes, full of natural vitality. The aim will be, as it always has been, to give great pleasure.”

The exterior and interior space will be fully renovated and redesigned by Clare Nelson Design, and will accommodate up to 64 in the restaurant, and 12 in a private dining room.

Elystan Street will be open daily for lunch and dinner. More details will be available from mid-summer, however customers can visit a holding website -, and the Twitter and Instagram handles are @elystanstreet.

Rebecca Mascarenhas and Phil Howard co-own two other successful London restaurants – Kitchen W8 in Kensington (one Michelin star), and Sonny’s Kitchen in Barnes.

Phil Howard, and his business partner Nigel Platts-Martin, sold The Square in Mayfair in March 2016 after 25 years of trading, where it held two Michelin stars and a host of other culinary accolades.

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Editor 22nd June 2016

Phil Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas to launch new restaurant in September