Our second West London site has had some changes to its team, menu and physical space for summer 2017 – events manager Jamila Brown takes us through the details
Eleven years after first opening its doors in West London, High Road Brasserie has had a summer refresh.
Regulars at High Road House will see a complete overhaul of the ground floor space, starting with a new shade of High Road Blue coating the terrace, and candy-stripe awning. We’ve also invested in state-of-the-art kitchen equipment, custom-made marble-top tables, a new back bar design, and Art Deco-influenced seating throughout.
The project took months of planning by general manager David Lockhart, who moved to High Road House from Shoreditch House in February; Tom Collins, our UK director; UK facilities & site operations manager Sam Edwards; and Nicola Maughan, design project manager. Their designs were realised in a week and a half of work onsite, during which the House was closed.
High Road Brasserie Club School was held during the two days ahead of the reopening and featured menu tastings with the chefs of new dishes like the 35.2oz Native Lobster and the vegan Artichoke, Courgette, Gremolata. There was a wine training with master sommelier Vincent Gasnier, a service role-play session with Veronique Fumey from learning & development, and a tour of the new look, feel, and features of the brasserie.
As well as the design and menu changes, the House has welcomed several new team members, including deputy general manager Oliver Clifford, who joins from Shoreditch House; head chef Krisztian Hecz (formerly senior sous chef at Dean Street Townhouse); and brasserie manager Frederic Fawkes.
“It’s been a huge undertaking and the way everyone has pulled together truly exemplifies the Soho House ethos of making it happen,” says David. “It’s very rewarding to see the passion from all departments to create something that is not only exciting for our teams, but also for our guests and our wider community.”
High Road Brasserie is open every day of the week from breakfast until 11pm or later and takes reservations of up to ten people.