Off the back of the success of NOMA Mexico, Santiago Lastra will be opening his debut restaurant Kol in a central London location before the end of 2019.

Santiago's breadth of international experience, gradually inspired him to conceptualise a restaurant of his own; and London was the destination he desired to open it in.

He was captivated by the breadth of quality produce available in the UK, London’s multicultural influences and its air of creativity and innovation.

‘Col’, adapted by Santiago to read Kol, means cabbage in Mexican Spanish and represents Santiago’s belief that the simplest things can be made extraordinary if you believe in them.

Kol will put the welfare of people and the planet at the core, by treating staff and producers fairly and celebrating authentic Mexican craftsmanship.

You will be able to taste a preview of Kol at our Fire Pit on Thursday, where Santiago will be cooking a Taste Exclusive dish. Don't miss his "Mextlapique", halibut cooked in corn husk, British pipian and roasted succulents available from 14:00 to 15:30.