Award winning London site the Truscott Arms to expand with new Truscott Cellar concept

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

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Andrew and MJ Fishwick: new Truscott site will focus on seasonal ingredients and British Produce as well as large selection of wines
Andrew and MJ Fishwick: new Truscott site will focus on seasonal ingredients and British Produce as well as large selection of wines

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Andrew Fishwick, fledgling multiple operator, has secured his second London site in Belsize Park on Haverstock Hill on a former Chinese restaurant to open a wine bar called the Truscott Cellar, M&C Report has learnt.

The Truscott Cellar is due to open in mid-June as a “dark and sexy wine bar” with 68 covers over two floors serving British small plates and sharing plates inspired by the bar menu at Fishwick’s first pub - the Truscott Arms in Maida Vale.

The head chef from the Truscott Arms will oversee the menu at the Cellar.

Fishwick, who has plans to open five gastropubs in the capital over the next five years, said the Cellar concept is more scalable than his first pub site.

“This model is something we would like to do more of. The Truscott Arms is a big flagship but not easily replicated,” Fishwick told M&C. “The whole concept is a very sexy, cool wine bar with around 300 wines and more than 50 by the glass,”

“We always said we would let the site decide where we would open. This was under-loved and thought it would make a great testing ground.”

Fishwick is using the same architect from the original site to design the look and feel of the Truscott Cellar.

As with the Truscott Arms the menu will focus on seasonal ingredients and showcase British produce, with Aiden McGee, head chef at the Truscott Arms overseeing the menu of both sites.

The Truscott Arms has been named the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA’s) sustainable pub of the year as well as winning Newcomer of the Year and was the Highest New Entry in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 Gastropubs 2015.

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