New bar spy - Locket's

Historic London Restaurant Wilton's To Open New Cafe and Wine Bar

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Published . By Georgia Evans.




Wilton’s is one of London’s oldest and most iconic restaurants, having opened in Haymarket over 275 years ago. 70 years after opening Franco’s on Jeremy Street, down the road from their other permanent site in Mayfair, they have announced a new venture.

Locket’s will be a Smithson Plaza spot in a Grade II listed building, and comfortably house 60 guests. The decor takes inspiration from classical elegance but has a contemporary twist to make it more accessible and relaxing for patrons. Meanwhile, the outdoor terrace on the plaza will allow space for another 32 and have a heating system for a year-round experience. 

The all-day eatery promises breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with a daily menu of sustainable produce to create seasonal dishes. The selection of morning eats includes cereal, porridge and bagels, while lunch is comprised of healthy yet hearty salads and sandwiches. By night, Locket’s will become a wine bar serving a selection of luxury tapas-inspired small plates such as lobster roll, smoked salmon and oysters. To wash it down? A varied range of handpicked bottles ranging from Champagne to wines by the glass that emulate the brand's signature upscale feel.