Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Café set to open in September
Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Café, backed by footballer David Beckham, is set to open in a converted warehouse in London's Borough Market in September 2013.
Dishes will focus on seasonal ingredients from Borough and Maltby Street markets as well as from across the British Isles, complemented by Mediterranean produce with an emphasis on artisan producers.
Dishes on the daily changing menu will include veal carpaccio with lemon, anchovy, olive and celery; baked spiny lobster with chilli and marjoram; and torn pasta with artichoke, pancetta, mint and ricotta.
Ramsay said: "It's no secret that Borough Market is one of my favourite places in London, it's an area where people are really passionate about food and we've really invested time in finding the right venue. It is an amazing space and we're really excited about opening. There will be a real focus on the most amazing produce, cooked in a simple Mediterranean style in a relaxed setting."
The interior of the restaurant, designed by Russell Sage, will retain main of the original features of the warehouse including windows and columns, and will feature reclaimed furniture, leather and steel, as well as a nod to the Mediterranean feel of the restaurant with vintage Italian seating.
The downstairs bar, accessed by a main staircase in the middle of the restaurant, will serve classic Italian cocktails, as well as light bites.
The Gordon Ramsay Group, run by Stuart Gillies, has 25 restaurants globally and nine Michelin stars.