This December, Martin Williams, the founder of M Restaurants, is set to open his second destination restaurant; M, VICTORIA STREET, in the heart of London’s Victoria neighbourhood. Martin has an exceptional team behind him, including decorated sommelier Zack Charilou, Executive Chef Michael Reid, previously of Le Gavroche, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Vue de Monde and The Skinny Duck, and Head Chef James Titheradge.
M VICTORIA STREET is the dining and drinking brand’s luxurious second venue after bursting onto the London foodie scene in 2014. The M Venue will include the first high-end restaurants to open in Victoria, an area that is undergoing major regeneration and is set to become the capital’s newest and hottest foodie destination with the likes of Jason Atherton and Ross Shonhan moving into the area next year.
The new restaurant at M VICTORIA STREET is split into two areas. The first is a theatrical oval-shaped, triple-tiered M GRILL dining room, specialising in the finest steaks from around the world, including the highest grade of Kobe and Wagyu beef available anywhere in London. At its centre will be a stunning aging room where diners can choose their cuts of steak.
M GRILL will serve the very best meat dishes in London, including Smoked Wagyu Tartar served in a smoking cloche, Venison Salami that is hand made on site to an Italian Nonna’s recipe and braised lamb shoulder served with parsnip two-ways, burnt onions, confit garlic and silver beets. The food will stay true to the M philosophy of hero’ing the ingredients it uses by serving them with innovative ‘twists’ and making continual, seasonal changes to the menu.
The second side of M VICTORIA STREET will house M RAW, where wild red kangaroo tartare will be the star of the menu. M RAW offers lighter, delicate dishes including sashimi, grains and Bento Boxes based on an ‘eat clean’ philosophy.
Alongside the incredible food offering at M VICTORIA STREET, there will be an exceptional cocktail bar that specialises in premium and innovative martinis. In addition to this will be sumptuous private dining rooms and M DEN, a secret private member’s bar complete with a six-seater cinema, private cocktail bar, bottle lockers, a fireplace and a DJ booth.
Uniquely, guests will enter M VICTORIA STREET through the ground-level M WINE STORE. Here, they will be able to taste and buy over 300 restaurant-quality wines from the six countries from which M sources its steaks from – the USA, Argentina, France, Italy, South Africa, and Australia. Over 100 of the world’s most exclusive wines, including the Coravin collection, Petrus and Opus One vintages, all of which will be available to sample by the bottle or glass from the very latest Enoteca electronic wine-tasting machines. M WINE STORE will be a venue in its own right, with a tapas menu and regular complimentary tasting events and ‘Wine Hours’ every Monday. The M team aims for the store to make previously “pretentious” wines accessible to all – from wine lovers to novices.