Interior photography Morden & Lea

Here are a few of the images  from last weeks interior photography session at Soho’s newest restaurant Morden & Lea. Its a two storey restaurant on Wardor Street, named after Soho cartographers Robert Morden & Phillip Lea and is brought to you by restaurateur  Mark Sargeant, with Head Chef Daniel Mertl, formerly of Chez Bruce, The Savoy and La Gavroche

2015 is proving to be a busy year for Mark Sargeant. Just weeks after his appointment as Chef Director at The Strand Dining Rooms was announced, he is now in the last stages of opening a new restaurant in Soho. Morden & Lea and  is described as a modern brasserie.

Sargeant, for those of you who don’t know his work, spent 13 years working alongside Gordon Ramsay – seven of those as head chef at Claridge’s. He’s also responsible for two restaurants in his native Kent – Rocksalt and The Smokehouse. This will be his first central London restaurant launch.

Downstairs at the new Soho restaurant will be a more casual, walk-ins only space with room for 62 diners – think bar snacks and charcuteries or small meals. Dishes on the menu we’ve seen include Mackerel with red onion, capers & parsley, seafood sausage roll, a range of tartines and pissaladiere. There’ll be a wine list of Old World and European wines, a short cocktail menu, as well as a selection of craft beers and Redchurch Pale Ale on tap.

The upstairs dining room sounds like an altogether more refined space and also features a cocktail bar and private dining room. Here you’ll get a fixed priced brasserie-style dinner menu (£35 per person) as well a set lunch menu. There will be mains like Roast Goosnargh duck with garlic potatoes and Grilled Cornish mullet with spelt, mussels & bok choy and the Gypsy Tart which was first tasted at his King’s Cross restaurant Plum and Spilt Milk ( featured in the images above).