Wine bar and restaurant Goodbye Horses to launch in Hackney’s De Beauvoir

By Joe Lutrario

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Wine bar and restaurant Goodbye Horses to launch in Hackney’s De Beauvoir

Related tags Goodbye Horses Hackney Alex Young George de Vos Jack Coggins Nathalie Nelles

Entrepreneur Alex Young and front of house professional George de Vos will launch a wine bar and restaurant in Hackney’s upmarket De Beauvoir area later this summer.

The kitchen at Goodbye Horses will be headed by Jack Coggins, whose CV includes Papi, Planque, The Baring and Hot 4 U. 

Menu details are limited, but the format will be sharing plates with a focus on ‘seasonality, sustainability and creativity’. 

The wine programme at the 55-cover venture will be overseen by Nathalie Nelles, whose CV includes Noble Fine Liquor and Wright’s Wines. The wine list promises to ‘go beyond just the natural’ celebrating producers that are at ‘least organic, if not biodynamic, and where possible prioritising soil health’.

Food and drink will be served against a backdrop of vinyl albums selected from Goodbye Horses’ 2,500-plus library and played via four vintage Tannoy Lancasters. 

Located on the corner of Halliford Street and Elizabeth Avenue, the venue has been designed in collaboration with Swiss architect Leopold Banchini and Young and de Vos’ recently established design consultancy Ltd Ltd. 

The project will also comprises two additional standalone venues: a coffee shop called Day Trip and a gelato shop called The Dreamery.

Young is described as an ‘entrepreneur and avid traveller’ that has drawn inspiration for the project from well known venues including Glou Glou in Amsterdam, Ruby in San Francisco and Folderol in Paris. 

Originally from Rotterdam, de Vos has a CV that includes Nuno Mendes' Taberna do Mercado; Ropewalk, Brilliant Corners and Giant Steps. 

The pour over-focused Day Trip is set for an early July launch with the restaurant following later that month and The Dreamery expected to launch in August. 

A full interview with Alex Young and George de Vos will be published next month.

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