Goodbye Horses Is Coming to De Beauvoir With an Ex-Papi Chef in the Kitchen

The new spot will comprise a wine bar, restaurant, a coffee shop and a gelato bar

Opening one hospo venture is enough of a challenge but Alex Young and George de Vos clearly aren’t afraid of taking it on as they’re opening three new spots in De Beauvoir this summer. The pair are taking over the old Michael’s Den site and turning it into a coffee shop with a focus on pour-over (Day Trip), a wine bar and restaurant (Goodbye Horses) and a gelato bar (The Dreamery), opening in sequence from 13th July, 31st July and and August.

Goodbye Horses is shaping up to be the star attraction of the three – though we have no doubt that all of them will be super popular – with a statement 10 metre-long timber bar as its focal point, with murals by Lucy Stein and natural materials like cork, clay and straw used throughout the space. Jack Coggins of Papi is heading up the kitchen and his menu will feature dishes like:

  • chicken fat and sardine toast
  • Cornish crab blini, brown butter and sorrel
  • baby leeks, green garlic, caseificio and hazelnut
  • cuttlefish, emmer wheat sauce and chilli
  • oxtail ragout and broken rice
  • honey cake and raspberry fool
  • chocolate sorbet, almonds and cold custard

Nathalie Nelles (ex-Noble Fine Liquor) will be overseeing the wine offering, which’ll include organic and biodynamic bottles from European producers, with 20 available by the glass and more than 300 by the bottle. All of that will be served to a soundtrack selected from the 2500+ vinyls in the Goodbye Horses library. The Dreamery, the final instalment of the trio, will open just across the street in August and will feature ice cream made by Jack.

Day Trip opens Sat 13th July, Goodbye Horses opens Weds 31st July 2024
21 Halliford Street, London, N1 3HB