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James Cochran to open second London restaurant late summer

Popular chef James Cochran is to launch his second London restaurant, this time at Angel Central, Islington, CBRE Global Investors has announced.

The Upper Street entrance restaurant, covering 2,111 sq ft, is due to launch later this summer.

Cochran will offer a carefully curated modern British menu with produce sourced locally from English suppliers as well as wild foraged ingredients. The menu will incorporate his signature dish of Caribbean jerk chicken, as a nod to his heritage.

Designed by an in-house team, the interior will include open plan kitchen, cocktail and wine bar, DJ booth, stage table, providing a stylish space for approximately 60 covers inside and a further 20 covers on the sought-after terrace space.

Angel Central will be the brand's first North London location, following the opening of their debut site at Bevis Marks EC3 last year.

Chef patron James Cochran said, “This prime North London location is perfect for the next stage of our expansion. Angel Central offers a diverse and vibrant mix of retail and leisure and we are thrilled to share our food with the people of Islington.”

Laura Wilson-Brown, Director at CBRE Global Investors, said, “The signing of a talented chef like James Cochran cements our vision of creating a great retail and dining destination that complements the vibrancy, dynamism and quality of Islington.

'We have no doubt his superb food will be greatly received by locals and shoppers alike, from day through to evening, using the al fresco terrace overlooking the scheme.”

The 150,000 sq ft Angel Central is anchored by H&M, and also includes Vue’s ten-screen cinema and the O2 Academy, which is complemented by a range of restaurants, such as Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Wagamama.