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Brasserie, British


Sael opens in Summer 2024

Located at 1 Carlton Street in St James’s Market, Sael is an affordable British brasserie unconstrained by stuffy fine dining principles. Sael follows a farm-to-fork philosophy, championing short supply lines and the natural quality of British Isles produce.

It occupies the 9,088-square-foot former Aquavit restaurant site in the heart of St James’ Market, a redeveloped area and former Medieval cattle market which now hosts a number of nationally recognised restaurants, hotels, and cafes just minutes from Picadilly. The concept is partly inspired by the aftermath of the pandemic and functions not simply as a place to eat, but as a destination for both tourists and Londoners to relax in a carefully curated atmosphere with superb food and excellent drinks.

It comes to us from chef-restauranteur Jason Atherton and his wife Irha. Atherton has accumulated experience in some of the world’s most revered kitchens, notably as executive chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Maze in London, and various accolades won in his own right both at Pollen Street Social and City Social. But unlike the Social Company restaurants - both known for sophisticated modern fare - Sael offers a programme of dishes composed solely of ingredients sourced from the British Isles at more approachable prices.

At the helm in the kitchen is Dale Bainbridge, who has spent over a decade at Atherton’s Michelin-star restaurant Pollen Street Social. However, this is not a just relaunch of the popular Mayfair joint. And it’s not just the menu that is home-grown. The restaurant also serves as a tribute to British music icons both past and present, so keep an eye out for some familiar faces. Plus, all the furnishings and decor come from domestic artisans and suppliers.


When does the restaurant open?

The restaurant opens in Summer 2024.

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1 St James's Market, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4QQ


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