The team behind Salon in Brixton, London has announced that November 10th will be the opening date for Holm, its new rural restaurant in South Petherton in Somerset. It will be overseen by Nicholas Balfe who, with Mark Gurney and Matt Bushnell, also run Levan and Larry’s in the capital.
Holm will be located in the village’s old bank with the vault now housing the wine cellar and outside space for a dining terrace and kitchen garden.
Balfe said: “Holm represents a new chapter not only for me personally, but our businesses. While laying new roots for my family outside of city life, I get to live every chef’s dream of working directly with farmers, growers and artisan makers, while bringing the energy and passion of our London restaurants to a new community.
Having spent my early years in Somerset and Dorset, that part of the world has always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been in awe of the richness and vitality of the land there for as long as I can remember and have spent many a holiday exploring the countryside and coastline in the south west. I can’t wait to take some of the wonderful energy, passion and creativity that define Salon, Levan and Larry’s and transpose it to the countryside.”
The tasting menu includes Mushroom custard, BBQ chanterelles, buckwheat; Roast mallard, plum, bitter leaves; Confit leg tortellini, pickled elderberries; and Spelt ice cream, caramelised pear, sourdough praline ricotta doughnuts. There are also vegetarian tasting, a la carte, weekday lunch and Sunday lunch menus.