September 29, 2023


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Cycene, the High Style New Restaurant at London’s hip Blue Mountain School

Cycene, the High Style New Restaurant at London's hip Blue Mountain School

London’s Blue Mountain College is an emporium not an academic establishment. But it’s a put of learning even so: The six-tale brick hub in Shoreditch showcases a concise, intellectual mix of manner, artwork, and craft. It also has a cafe tucked into the 2nd ground: the Michelin-starred Mãos just reopened as Cycene, transformed dining area and enlarged kitchen area provided.

BMS is the brainchild of resourceful couple Christie and James Brown, and we have been using design and style inspiration from their do the job each individual step of the way. (To keep track of the surefooted evolution of their restaurant, see Blue Mountain Faculty: London’s Imaginative Club of the Second, The Rarefied Cafe at Blue Mountain School, and Steal This Look.)

The Cycene working experience will take put in excess of 3 several hours in a succession of rooms, all filled with ideas really worth making use of at home. It starts in the freshly crafted bar on the floor flooring carries on in the kitchen, wherever company get to see the night’s tasting menu in progress and moves on to the dining rooms, one particular paneled and personal, the other a BDDW-tiled artwork installation with a chef’s desk for personal get-togethers. Occur take a tour.

Photography as noted, courtesy of Blue Mountain Faculty.

The Bar

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Higher than: Curtained off from the road, the pared-back oak bar is in which on arrival diners are served “healing seasonal broths” whilst listening to songs from a history player with Klipsch speakers and vintage quad amps. Photograph by Rebecca Dickson.

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Above: The broth is served in stoneware and porcelain beakers by British potter and Blue Mountain School artist Steve Harrison. Photograph by Rebecca Dickson.

The Eating Place