Dalston Yard to launch on former Street Feast site

By James McAllister

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Dalston Yard to launch on former Street Feast site

Related tags Street food Casual dining Food Hall Andrew Clarke Gizzi Erskine Dominic Cools-Lartigue Dalston Yard

The founder of Street Feast’s original site in London’s Dalston is to relaunch the space as a multifaceted ‘cultural playground’ next month combining food, drinks, art, music, and wellbeing events.

Called Dalston Yard, the 27,000sq ft will feature 10 kitchens in total, some operating as permanent restaurants and others hosting a roster of residences featuring well-known London chefs including, at launch, Gizzi Erskine and Budgie Montoya.

Former St Leonards chef and Acme Fire Cult co-founder Andrew Clarke will helm one of the permanent spaces, an international chophouse called The Butcher of Dalston, which will see classic British and French dishes infused with Indian, Turkish and Caribbean flavours.

Other concepts set to feature include Little Gai, a dive bar serving a broad menu that includes Japanese izakaya-inspired dishes by Acme Fire Cult; vegan patties by Jamaican-born artist and chef Denai Moore; ice creams from Chin Chin Labs; and crafted cocktails by Rich Woods.

There will also be an all-day bakehouse called Roseau that will convert into an evening wine bar each night serving a range of seasonally-inspired flatbreads; and Brothers & Sisters, an African diasporic diner reimagining the classic diner menu through the lens of chefs from East and West Africa, and across the Caribbean.

Alongside this will be The Window Club, a cultural studio and event space set across 2,500sq ft featuring a big screen for films and documentaries, wellbeing programmes, art exhibitions, as well as a stage for talks and performances; and Amphi, a commercial art gallery and dining space.

There are also plans to open a coworking library and lounge onsite in the autumn.

Overseeing the project is Dominic Cools-Lartigue, who launched the original Street Feast on the site of Dalston Yard back in 2012.

Street Feast was an early proponent of London’s modern street food scene and is credited with helping brands including SMOKESTAK, Bleecker Burger, Bao and Pizza Pilgrims establish a platform in the capital.

“Dalston Yard is designed to be a home for creators that represent the breadth of London’s cultural excellence,” says Cools-Lartigue.

“With Street Feast I wanted to create a viable alternative to going to a pub or a restaurant.

“Now with the proliferation of food halls, I’m keen to move things on again with Dalston Yard and create a dynamic new cultural hospitality space that speaks to and reflects our communities, interests and values.”

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