No. 5 Social
St James's, London
Having launched as a 12-week pop-up in March 2020 at 10 Heddon Street, The Crown Estate’s revolving restaurant site, Fallow’s residency was extended due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. However, during its time they received numerous awards and accolades, including a Michelin Bib Gourmand. The new 150-cover site, open all day, boasts a 65-cover dining room with a bar, wraparound terrace, and seven-seater chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen. Will and Jack continue their culinary approach, creating bold sharing-style dishes celebrating the most sustainable produce across the British Isles and from their small holding near Esher. There is a particular focus on whole animal butchery, with the kitchen downstairs boasting a dry ageing room.
Fallow’s approach to reducing waste is also be mirrored in the décor. The design, headed up by Christina Leung and Timothy Tan of Studio Gossamer, have reused and repurposed many existing fixtures, giving them a fresh new look. Walls will be clad using a terrazzo-style bespoke shellfish panel, using leftover oyster and mussel shells accrued from their Heddon Street residency, as well as a rotating mushroom wall featuring six varieties from Isle of Wight Mushrooms.