This summer folk will flock to Crab Tavern for a hearty dose of cosmopolitan crab. Crab Tavern has launched as London’s liveliest dining and drinking destination in Broadgate Circle.
On 1st July, Crab Tavern opened up in London’s latest dining hub. The all day seafood restaurant and bar merges New York style with a menu of classic dishes, and is fast becoming one of the city’s go to destinations whatever the time of day.
The generous all day menu showcases an abundance of hero crab dishes, as well as USA style sandwiches and salads, and more refined dishes from the classic grill and seafood selection. Signature ‘House Specials’ include Sweet and Savoury King Crab Brioche Doughnuts, Crab Mash and West Coast Bucket Boil – a steamy mix of crab claws, mussles, lobster, ratte potatoes, merguez sausage and sweetcorn, whilst Hawaiian Fishcakes offer the fresh taste of the Pacific, and Oyster Po Boys will hail from the deep south.
Dessert is an expectantly indulgent affair ranging from homemade fruit pies served with organic blueberry ice cream to the more adventurous Pecan Chilli and Maple tart with lime and tequila sorbet.
Enticing a crowd from dawn, Crab Taverns breakfast will not disappoint with Crab Hash browns – served with poached egg and spinach, Elvis French Toast – maple bacon, peanut butter, blueberry jam and banana, and Smokey Beans with slow roasted pork. At dusk, city slickers can unwind with boozy root beer, Tennessee and Missouri floats, shakes and refashioned cocktails including the speciality Tavern Iced Teas.
Crab Tavern is the first London restaurant to launch by restaurateur Igor Krayushkin, whose hospitality background spans two luxury restaurants and a nightclub in Russia, as well as La Residence restaurant in Dubai.
“I’m delighted to be opening Crab Tavern which will bring some stateside favourites to one of the culinary capitals of the world. Although just one element of the menu, crab is the American crustacean of choice: and the underdog that has long been overlooked. Just as London is seeing a new wave of American food trends arriving, Crab Tavern will bring something new to the city – a modern approach to good old fashioned American fun, food and service. I want Crab Tavern to feel familiar and to become a spot that Londoners are keen to return to time and time again.”
Seating 150 people, Crab Tavern houses diner booths, high top counter spots – ideal for solo diners, a bar and terrace. Sleek, dark and alluring in its design, the new seafood restaurant and bar will take an urban rustic approach, capturing an upscale, downtown vibe, with exposed brick walls, lighting accents and warm wooden features. From the design through to the slick, US-style service and the menu, Crab Tavern will provide something new and fresh.
The design and implementation was completed by TGP Design.
Formed in 2002, TGP International is dedicated to providing straightforward management solutions for the leisure and hospitality industry. TGP invest time in working closely with clients; understanding their vision, objectives, business profile and needs. Drawing upon vast experience and skills base, TGP are equipped to deliver a clear strategy with precise recommendations that will meet your business requirements.
TGP used reclaimed aged wood, tan leathers, steel and dark colours to create an American, industrial style. Jonathan Mangham from TGP Design said:
“We strive to be the market leaders within the hospitality sector, and are renowned for developing successful and innovative concepts that enable businesses and operators to fulfill their goals with creative and uncompromising management solutions.
“It’s great to work with the client again. TGP have created a unique design concept and to be able to develop the concept and see it live in an operating restaurant is fantastic, we hope to be able to roll out the concept further on any future restaurants.”
For more information or to book a table at Crab Tavern please visit www.crabtavern.co.uk.
Peppermill Antiques Ltd
Having been in operation for more than twenty years, Peppermill Antiques Ltd specialise in equipping bars and restaurants with tables, chairs and bar furniture , as well as supplying industrial style pieces to small and large commercial properties.
The company also imports some of its furniture from Russia and the former Soviet Union, with a high number of unusual items entering its showroom. Peppermill Antiques manufacture a lot of one-off bespoke pieces of furniture, and make alterations to create a distinctive impression that makes all the difference to clients.
The company’s involvement with Crab Tavern, based in London, comprised of providing all of the leather upholstery, tables and seating – giving the interior of the restaurant a simplistic, yet chic finish. Scott Humphreys, Owner of Peppermill Antiques, commented:
“It was great to work with Crab Tavern, we take pride in all of our projects – we treat everybody the same whether a small, independent restaurant, or a larger chain – and I know that Crab Tavern is expanding as we also worked on the two restaurants they have opened in Dubai.”
“We pride ourselves on a reliable service; we generally have stock on the shelves ready to go within 24 hours of notice, and we have never missed a deadline yet.”
Moth Lighting specialise in the design and supply of interior lighting and lighting control systems for use in projects throughout the hospitality sector. Set up by company director Stuart Moth – who has 15 years’ experience in the industry – Moth Lighting has been in operation since 2013 and within this time has been involved in numerous high profile projects.
Past projects have included Bocconcino in Mayfair, Top Dog in Soho and a roll out scheme for property consultants, Cluttons. More recently, Moth Lighting has been involved in Crab Tavern.
Working on Crab Tavern, Moth Lighting was responsible for the design and supply of the venue’s lighting, including the dimming control system. The lighting was designed to be compliant within the Government standards for energy efficiency.
Stuart Moth, Director of Moth Lighting, said:
“This project was an important step for Moth Lighting as we can see Crab Tavern becoming a very popular restaurant within the UK. Moth Lighting is used to working on large-scale rollout projects, so we have become accustomed to the speed and the amount of detail required for such a project as this.”
“We pride ourselves in our ability to offer the best service possible, with an upfront and honest approach. We treat our lighting design as a brand which is unique to each client.”