Robin Gill, who runs The Dairy and the recently Bib Gourmand awarded Sorella in Clapham, is going big for his next restaurant. Darby’s, named in honour of his father who was a well-known jazz musician both in Ireland and the US, will be opening in Embassy Gardens, the very swish new development next to the US Embassy.
Opening next to the US Embassy isn’t exciting in itself but when you factor in that this development has an epic sky pool suspended 35 metres up between two residential blocks, then Darby’s is sure to make a splash. As well as supplying food and drink to people hanging out by the pool, Darby’s (on the ground floor) will serve up an Irish-influenced all-day menu. Brekkie will include pastries and Darby’s Full Irish; lunch features sarnies like salt beef and celeriac remoulade bagels; with dinner dishes including oysters from the oyster bar, Brixham wild turbot cooked over fire, and Dexter beef with worcester and mustard.
The bar will be shaking up its versions of classic cocktails, so expect the likes of the Kentucky Darby (a take on a mint julep) and the Spud Sour (using roast potato infused gin, apple port, egg white and lemon), as well as Guinness on tap. Not only is it an epic location for a restaurant but with Robin in charge, the food and drink promises to match up too.
Opens Mon 27th May 2019
3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AY