Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham announce restaurant plans

Plans have been announced for the long-anticipated new restaurant from the Gordon Ramsay Group and David Beckham.

Opening close to Borough Market in September, Union Street Café, which will be run by Ramsay and backed by Beckham, will be situated in the ground floor of Harling House on the corner of Union Street and Great Suffolk Street. It will be Gordon Ramsay’s first London opening since Bread Street Kitchen in September 2011 and David Beckham’s first ever venture into the restaurant sector.

Union Street Café’s dishes will be based on seasonal ingredients sourced from especially selected speciality produce from the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on Italian artisan producers.

The daily-changing menu, made possible from the nearly Borough and Marltby Street markets, 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. Dinner is expected to cost around £30 a head.

A downstairs bar will also feature, accessed by a main staircase in the middle of the restaurant. It will serve classic Italian and original new cocktails with a London influence and also serve a range of light bites and snacks.

Union Street Café will open at 47-51 Great Suffolk Street in September.