Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

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Philippe Conticini doubles down in Camden

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Famed French pastry chef Philippe Conticini has chosen Buck Street Market for his second café in London as his debut site in nearby Camden Market re-opens.

The new venue is due to open in November next to London Works, with the two-floor site spanning over 900 sq ft and catering for up to 40 customers.

It will have a more casual, grab-and-go experience than its Camden Market sibling, but will still bake everything fresh on site. 

Conticini debut site in Camden Market’s North Yard is more formal with a focus on ‘innovative and luxury pastries’. The recently re-opened venue offers all-day bistro dining and a Parisian afternoon tea.

Conticini is one of France's most influential pastry chefs, pioneering a fresh approach to his craft in the late 1980s and 1990s, perhaps most notably the embracing of techniques that were at the time more associated with savoury cuisine, including reduction and à la minute cooking. 

“It has been a lifelong ambition to own my own pâtisserie in London. Camden Market is one of the UK’s most iconic markets, a melting pot of creativity, international cuisine, and culture, and Buck Street Market is a new and exciting concept in sustainable consumerism,” says Conticini.

“With global travel on pause for many, we’re providing an opportunity for Londoners to indulge in the finest French patisseries that we hope will transport them, if only for a second, to the romance of Paris, without leaving the capital.”

Maggie Milosavljevic - commercial director at Buck Street Market and Camden Market’s owner LabTech - said that Conticini choosing Camden for his first two sites in Europe outside Paris was a ‘great coup’.

“Philippe Conticini is one of the world’s most celebrated pastry chefs. The two concepts carry his signature pastries but offer something different, catering to sit-down diners and fast-paced patrons, and this represents another big step in our ambition to maintain diverse, world class destinations.”

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