If you thought that Viennese cuisine was being under-served in London then think again, as Chris Corbin and Jeremy King bring an element of early twentieth century Vienna to the streets of Marylebone in the launch of their newest venture Fischer’s.
These two men are the brilliant minds behind Corbin & King Restaurants who have owned and managed some of London’s most revered and successful restaurants, such as The Wolseley and The Delauney. They have really honed their recipe for success and are transferring their knowledge into this current project, while also adding extra strings to their bow with the title of hoteliers as they open Beaumont in Mayfair. When it comes to coffee houses and cafés, Austria knows how to maximise the social occasion like no other and it has become part of their tradition, if not their identity.
Viennese cafés offer more than just the bare necessities; they serve as havens for reflection or chatter for their local community, none of this get-in, get-out hustling or the silent pressure exerted if you linger for too long over an espresso, but a leisurely affair. In the same vein, Fischer’s, opening in late spring, takes a more relaxed approach despite its 100-seat capacity; though I do anticipate some slightly more rambunctious activity during the later hours.
Fischer’s will be an informal, neighbourhood café open seven days a week, throughout the day from early breakfasts to late dinners; an all-day dining affair that will be far from ordinary. The menu itself will be classic Viennese so you can expect coffees and silky hot chocolates to give Monday mornings a much-needed makeover as well as snacks of the meaty variety and a full dinner service. Corbin and King do not do anything by half so Fischer’s is set to be yet another credit to their empire, making us wonder how we ever lived without it. It will offer an inviting location to allow the simple pleasures of a rich Sacher Torte or the quintessential apple strudel to transport you to the alleyways of Vienna, where, no doubt, all the great cafés are secreted.
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