Heritage, London’s first modern Swiss-inspired restaurant and bar will open on Soho’s Rupert Street in July.
As well as classic Swiss dishes of fondue, raclette, rösti and charbonnade, Heritage will offer French plates, characterised by the use of luxury ingredients such as wagyu beef and lobster. Diners will be able to barbecue prime meat cuts, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables on table-top charcoal grills.
The menu, which is based around sharing includes, small plates such as dry-aged steak tartare and lobster tart with roasted fennel. Signature sharing dishes come in the form of vegetables, meat or seafood fondue; rosti with maple-glazed Dingley Dell lardons and a chateaubriand of Dedham Vale beef, served tableside on individual charcoal grills.
The drinks menu includes a wide selection of cocktails by “renowned drinks expert and mixologist”, Zoran Peric, and a 200-strong wine list, curated by Heritage’s head sommelier, Elena Serban.
Persaud said: “We’re delighted to be opening in the heart of the West End and introducing our unique concept to the capital. London offers myriad cuisines, but upscale Swiss food is totally underrepresented.
“We are looking forward to bringing an interactive element to dining through tableside grilling and fondue, but without compromising on quality. I am confident it will be well received by Londoners and visitors to the capital alike.”
Julia Wilkinson, portfolio and group restaurant strategy executive at Shaftesbury added: “Heritage is a welcome addition to Shaftesbury’s growing food and beverage portfolio in Soho. This brand new and unique Swiss concept will join renowned restaurants Hovarda, The Palomar and XU, cementing Rupert Street’s reputation as a destination for independent and innovative dining experiences.”