Jason Atherton To Open New Brasserie In London's St James's Market

Together with The Crown Estate, owner of London's St James's Market, chef Jason Atherton has unveiled his latest venture, Sael, a Brasserie celebrating all things British.

Sael, housed within the iconic central London market, will feature a menu with ingredients sourced solely from the British Isles, as well as domestically-sourced furnishings. The latest concept from award-winning, Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton and his wife, co-director Ihra Atherton, Sael aims to be a beacon of British tastes, appealing to domestic and international visitors alike.

The kitchen will be led by a chef that knows Atherton well having worked together for a decade, Dale Bainbridge, current Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social.

Jason & Ihra Atherton, Co-directors of Sael, said: "St James's Market is an iconic British landmark in the heart of London. Originally the site of a medieval cattle market, it is steeped in a rich history that makes it the perfect location for our new concept, Sael.

"To be able to work with The Crown Estate in such a location on a quintessentially British-style brasserie is a dream of ours, delivering affordable, no-holds-barred cooking to the British public and international visitors. By celebrating our fantastic ingredients in an innovative way, we can get rid of the shackles of traditional fine dining and create a place for people to relax and enjoy not only the excellent food and drink, but the whole atmosphere, with a carefully designed fit out and artwork showcasing British music icons past and present.

"We feel that, after four unsettled years during and following the pandemic, Sael will provide a much-needed celebration of all the amazing culinary delights from our Isles."

Located at 1 Carlton Street, St James's Market on a 9,088 sq ft site, Sael is due to open in summer 2024.

Image credit Pollen Street Social.