Spider has been appointed to look after the opening of RAREBIT - an all day neighbourhood kitchen, bar and grocery store is now open in Elephant Park, Elephant & Castle. Founders Mark Angell and Will Nias, have extensive experience in convivial neighbourhood hospitality in South London.
RAREBIT celebrates modern British food, working with the finest local producers, serving coffee from Climpson & Sons, bread and pastries from Flor, fresh produce from Natoora, cheeses from Neal's Yard Dairy and rare breed meats from O’ Shea’s Butchers. The restaurant offers an expansive lunch, dinner and wine menu, as well as a delicious weekend brunch.
The mastermind in the kitchen is Head Chef Liv Lionel, who explores what Modern British cuisine means to her as a young British Caribbean woman.
As a gay woman who rapidly rose to the position of Head Chef, Chef Lionel is also a vocal proponent of challenging the all-too-often toxic environment of kitchen culture.
Rarebit founders Mark and Will commented, 'We're thrilled to be part of the regeneration of Elephant & Castle and this exciting development and want to create a lively, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for locals, as well as drawing those from further afield who will come to witness Chef Lionel’s passion for producing creative and unique dishes.'
The pair continued, 'A commitment to quality and provenance runs through everything we do, so we're delighted to have brought together such a strong team that share this ethos, and to be working with fantastic local producers and suppliers that allow us to deliver our Rarebit dining and shopping experience.'