August 23, 2021
Oxeye, the debut restaurant from Chef Owner Sven Hanson Britt, opened this October in Embassy Gardens.
Oxeye is another addition of culinary excellence to the Nine Elms area which is fast becoming a food and drink hotspot. It will join neighbours Darby’s Restaurant, Homeboy Bar and The Alchemist which opened in recent years.
Sven’s new venture brings food, drink and art together in a space that combines a fine-dining restaurant, bar, shop, private dining room and gallery which showcases artwork from up-and-coming London artists.
The MasterChef: The Professionals winner hopes to bring flavours that create a different way of looking at British food through a seasonal tasting menu and mains in the fine-dining restaurant.
The opening of Oxeye has been a long time coming. Sven says: “Oxeye has been the best part of 10 years in the making; from formulating our ideas in the fields of Park Farm in Derbyshire, to finding the perfect site in Embassy Gardens.
“The restaurant has its own smallholding in Derbyshire where we grow some fruit, vegetables and hedgerow crops to supplement produce from a number of tiny growers and producers across the country. These artisans, farmers and true heroes of British food are what inspire us and push us every day to create more and more delicious food.”
Next to Oxeye is Bar Rex, a shop and wine bar offering sharing plates with an extensive selection of over 300 British wines chosen by Sven to complement the dishes.
The exhibition space upstairs will showcase a series of street artists from London and the surrounding areas. The gallery has opened a joint exhibition from ‘Murvellous’, ‘Opake’ and ‘Paul Lock’.
The restaurant is now open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with Bar Rex open four days a week for drinks and snacks.
14 New Union Sq., Embassy Gardens, SW11 7AX