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Woodford site relaunching under new ownership

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Woodford site relaunching under new ownership

The former Woodford restaurant in London’s South Woodford is being relaunched as the Gallery under new ownership.

M & Co Services, operator of the award-winning Woodford restaurant, went into administration last March owing more than £207,000 to a string of unsecured creditors.

Landlord R and I Properties (Essex) relaunched the site as LDN Grill in July 2017, however the restaurant closed again within a year and the site was acquired by Hassan Yildiz’s Hotspot London in August 2018.

The 100-cover site is due to relaunch on 27 November and open six days a week, serving lunch and dinner until late. The two-storey restaurant will have an open kitchen with a chef’s table for four, a ground floor cocktail and wine bar and a 16-cover private dining room.

The food will be overseen by head chef Dave Rann, who previously worked as a head chef at contract caterer Rhubarb and the Juniper Tree in Belsize Park. His modern British menu will comprise grilled meats and seafood and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Rann said: “After months of planning for the opening, I can’t wait to welcome guests to the Gallery, for the chance to sample some of my favourite dishes and the moreish wines and cocktails available from our two bars.”

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The Gallery will feature dark velvet interiors, a gold sequin wall and paintings, which lend the venue its name, as well as a self-playing grand piano. The first floor will host resident and guest DJs and have its own bar.

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