Blast from the past: Gilgamesh to reopen in former Tredwell’s site

By Joe Lutrario

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Gilgamesh restaurant to reopen in former Tredwell’s site

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Gilgamesh is to reopen on the former Tredwell’s site in Covent Garden following a four-year hiatus.

First opened in Camden in 2006, the 800-cover restaurant fused a pan-Asian menu with a £12m interior that depicted the epic of the Babylonian king Gilgamesh and was a key noughties celebrity hangout.  

The restaurant was launched by a consortium of Israeli businessmen but was taken over by Richard Caring​ - who at the time owned the huge Camden Stables site - less than two years’ in after the restaurant's owners allegedly failed to meet rent payments. 

The original Gilgamesh site closed in 2018. Its sister venue Shaka Zulu - which was also located in Camden Stables - closed at the end of last year. 

It is currently unclear who is behind the relaunch of the brand, but according to the restaurant's recently created Instagram account it will launch in December. 

Chef Chantelle Nicholson closed Tredwell’s in 2021 after seven years.​ The new iteration of Gilgamesh will be far smaller than the original, with the 4A Upper St Martin’s Lane site holding just 130 covers in its most recent guise. 

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