Former St John chef Matt Edwards to open first solo venture

25 February 2013 by
Former St John chef Matt Edwards to open first solo venture

Former St John chef Matt Edwards is set to launch his first solo venture, Master & Servant, in east London next month.

Edwards, who previously worked at the Michelin-starred St John Hotel and Hix Soho, will open the restaurant on Hoxton Square on 4 March.

Signature dishes will include surf clam chowder (£6.90), ox cheek, celeriac and horseradish (£17.80), Hereford porterhouse for two (£58), crab claws and chipotle mayonnaise (£11.50) and pistachio doughnuts in honey syrup (£7.40). There will also be a bar snacks menu listing potted haddock with pickled cucumber (£4.90), and back fat on toast with caper leaves (£4.60), amongst other dishes.

Designed by Mhairi Coyle Design, the restaurant will feature exposed bricks, walls decorated with mirrored tiles, oak floors, reclaimed dairy lights and teak block wood tables. An additional dining bar and stools, tucked away in the basement below, will overlook the open kitchen, while a large leather booth will be available for bigger groups.

Focusing on European wines, the 40-bin list will range from the affordable to the extravagant, with bottles beginning at £19 and glasses at £5.50. Master & Servant will collaborate with Happiness Forgets on its cocktail list.

"Master & Servant is going to bring a slice of Manhattan style to the burgeoning Hoxton dining scene - our Heath Robinson charcoal grill and spit just arrived and we are very excited about opening," said Edwards.

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