The former Kensington Park hotel in Ladbroke Grove will be reopened in July as a pub with dining room by chef Henry Harris and James McCulloch’s Harcourt Inns group.
Renamed the KPH, the venue, which had closed in 2017, will serve a Parisian bistro menu incorporating influences of Montreal, devised by Harris and head chef Ruairidh Summers, formerly sous chef of St John.
The drinks offer will incorporate 12 draft beers and three cask ales alongside old world wines and classic cocktails.
The Victorian building has been redesigned by interior designer Liana Braune of design firm Zaffera.London, to create a light-filled space with artwork from local photographers and creatives.
The property is one of London’s oldest live music venues – Tom Jones performed there and the Clash’s Mick Jones heralded it as his favourite local – and a programme of events continuing this legacy is to be announced later in the summer.
Harcourt Inns includes the Harcourt in Marylebone, the Three Cranes in the City, the Coach in Clerkenwell, the Hero of Maida in Maida Vale and the Crown in Chiswick.