Following a critically acclaimed residency at Climpson’s Arch, it is with mixed emotions we announce that Leo, Cam and the LC crew will be finishing up at the Arch at the end of September. After their year long residency, they are now in the planning stages of opening their own restaurant.
This also marks a break in our calendar of restaurant residencies and the Roastery Cafe, for the rest of the year and into 2017, as we focus our attention on all things coffee. Our plan is to allow more time and space for coffee production and to work on some very exciting projects that require our extra attention.
LC & Final Weekend
During Leandro’s final weekend at the Arch (September 22nd - 25th) the L.C team will be hosting fire-sale barbecues from Thursday to Saturday evening, followed by an afternoon party on the Sunday with a DJ and ‘Petiscos’ snacks: no table service, just a relaxed blow-out for friends, regulars and locals. Until then, Leandro will be serving up favourites from the L.C menu such as ‘Cured cabbage, smoked butter & mackerel’ and his twist on the classic ‘surf and turf’, “Beef with clams, juices & cured radishes'.
For Leandro’s first solo project he will build upon his work at the Arch where his stripped back, contemporary take on Portuguese regional cookery impressed critics and locals alike, gaining a 5/5 review in Time Out and 9.5 in The Independent on Sunday.
What’s next for Climpson’s Arch.
The roastery remains!
It's been 4 great years working with some amazing chefs - and whilst it definitely hasn't been easy running a restaurant in a roastery, both have been a massive success. You can still expect some amazing food and great chefs next year, just with a slightly different format.
Until then we will be focusing on the heart and soul of the operation – Climpson & Sons Coffee. Watch this space as we transform the roastery into a coffee hub showcasing what we are working on. Including a cupping lab, more green storage and additional space for the Climpson’s training academy. Regular cupping clubs and the odd event will still be run here as well.
Stay tuned for more exciting happenings from the Climpson’s crew!