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Sons + Daughters
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Sons + Daughters

James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, the duo behind award-winning East London restaurant Pidgin, are proud to announce the launch of their latest venture, Sons + Daughters, a relaxed sandwich shop, which opened in Coal Drops Yard on 9th September.

Named after their children, Sons + Daughters is Ramsden and Herlihy’s take on a classic sandwich shop, celebrating the sandwich in all its glory. Open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Sons + Daughters serves freshly made sandwiches and sides made from the highest quality ingredients, soft serve ice cream and an exciting menu of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sons + Daughters interiors are by Block1: Design, designers of Butchies, Gunpowder and 26 Grains, and Blacklock Shoreditch. The 28 cover shop in Coal Drops Yard is topped by a 40 seater terrace on Granary Square. The clean, simple, graphic interior has wooden and stainless-steel finishes, embellished by greenery. There is a six-seater counter, plus further banquette seating and standing tables. There is also a Sons + Daughters GO van on the terrace above the shop, serving a reduced menu, which is now open for preview.

Justin Melican director of Block 1: Design and designer, said:

“The client got in contact with us because we’d already built up a relationship with them by refitting the shop front of Pidgin, so when this job came round they offered it to us. As for a brief, they didn’t really have one set. They wanted it to be cool and contemporary, but aside from that, we had free reign over it. For the design; we got ideas and just went with them, rather than spending ages on thinking about what we wanted it to look like beforehand. It works well as a technique for me.

“The counter in the shop is massive- you come in and order straight away, so it’s the first thing you see. It’s polished aluminium and has brown wooden slats. Once the counter was in, we stuck down the stools that were going to be in there. The stools are all a dark blue, and the walls are all plaster, and there’s a lightbox menu above the counter.

“The kitchen is very large, as they have a takeaway service too so that limited how much we could put in, but we tried to make it really slick, bright and airy. The ceiling came as it was; polished concrete. The floor is a pattern that we took inspiration for from Holborn tube station, and it has a great 3D effect.”

The lunch and dinner menu features six sandwiches; the CHICKEN S+DWICH, with Swaledale chicken, pickled cucumber, miso mayonnaise, green sauce, soy-cured parmesan, gem lettuce, wasabi cress, served on white bloomer; the MERGUEZ S+DWICH, with Swaledale spicy lamb sausage, S+D air-fries, pickled shallots, gremolata, S+D mayo – served on baguette; the MORTADELLA S+DWICH, with Mortadella, taleggio, smoked Isle of Wight tomato, rocket, Thai basil, cider vinaigrette, served on focaccia; the PRAWN S+DWICH, with Cornish prawns, S+D mayo, prawn crackers, crispy shallots, Napa cabbage, shiso, served on granary; the EGG SALAD S+DWICH, with Burford Brown eggs, miso mayonnaise, truffle crisps, salad cress, served on white bloomer, and the TENDERSTEM S+DWICH, with Tenderstem broccoli, mushroom relish, coconut sambal, açai and cashew cream, served in a baguette.

Sides include the S+D air fries, with Sriracha salt and the S+D pickle plate, plus salads, such as the La Latteria burrata, Isle of Wight tomatoes, gem lettuce, avocado + cucumber dressing, smoked almonds and croutons and the Red rice, lentils, beetroot, roasted kale, carrot vinaigrette and cress. For dessert, Sons + Daughters offers soft serve ice creams of Peanut butter + jelly and Candied focaccia + rosemary.

The Sons + Daughters kitchen is headed up by head chef Jacqueline Barbosa – previously of the Guinea Grill and Where the Pancakes Are. Sons + Daughters bread is supplied by Paul Rhodes Bakery, with meat from Swaledale, and salad leaves from Growing Underground; a sustainable underground farm which grows fresh micro greens and salad leaves 33 metres below the busy streets of Clapham.


True North Interiors

True North Interiors specialises in bespoke interior fit outs and tailored joinery. The company offers high-end quality products to the commercial sector, predominantly in the food and beverage industry.

True North Interiors was founded in February 2018 and from its very own Sheffield-based workshop has the capacity to produce truly unique items to the highest possible quality. Previous clients include Costa Coffee, Heavenly Desserts and The English National Ballet.

Recently, True North was involved with the creation of Sons & Daughters, working closely with Block1Design as the project’s main contractor. This included creating and installing all of the bespoke joinery and the M&E fit out.

Ryan Bennett, True North Interiors Director, said:

“It was fantastic working with Sons & Daughters and Block1Design to deliver what was truly an amazing finish to their project. The finished restaurant speaks for itself. We have an image of the finished product proudly displayed on our office wall.

“As a company we take pride in providing a consistent level of quality and working closely with our clients to deliver their vision.”

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