Whole Beast arrives in south east London pub

The Fat Walrus pub and nose-to-tail concept Whole Beast have joined forces.

Following a series of pop-ups, The Fat Walrus pub and nose-to-tail concept Whole Beast have officially joined forces, bringing food cooked over fire to New Cross in south east London.

Whole Beast is owned and operated by Sam and Alicja Bryant, who are best known for their time at Coal Rooms in Peckham and burger restaurant brand MEATliquor

The concept involves having ‘A Plan’ for every animal, making sure that each element is used and utilised, whether it be fat, charcuterie, lesser used cuts or prime cuts, reserving and preserving the remainder of the animal to use in the future. This ethos will also include vegetables using the same principles of seasonality, provinces and frugality.

The duo say they have an eye on the past more than on the future in terms of dishes and using more primitive culinary techniques of cooking with live fire, using flame, smoke, ember and ash to achieve subtle variants in flavour and texture.

Owner of The Fat Walrus David Mitchell opened the pub five years ago, having spent the previous seven years as a general manager for Greene King's Capital Pub Company, working at south London sites such as The Florence and The New Cross House. 

Images: @niccrillyhargravephotography

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