Old Sessions House, the restored 18th century, Grade II-listed former courthouse in Clerkenwell, is probably one of the most beautiful buildings in town and this summer its set to get a whole better as the Sessions Arts Club opens. The 60-cover restaurant, bar and art gallery space is taking over the top floor of the building, with a roof terrace leading to a marble bar and an infinity pool, and is the result of a collab between restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John), painter Jonny Gent, architect Russell Potter and Ted and Oliver Grebelius of Sätila Studios.
Sessions Arts Club was originally due to open last year with Alex Vines in the kitchen but it’s all change on that front with Florence Knight now heading up the restaurant. Her seasonal menu will take inspo from simple British, French and Italian cooking so you can expect dishes like potato & chard croquettes with lemon aioli, clams & turnip top orecchiette, pork belly with fennel & orange, lamb sweetbreads with lettuce & lovage, apricot ripple ice cream, and ricotta & cherry tart. We’ve been waiting for Florence to come back to a restaurant since she left Polpetto in 2015 and it looks like this one will have been worth it.
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Opens Weds 28th July 2021
24 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0NA